Heritage Church of Christ Instrumental Music

3.30.16
The Israelites fell into instrumental-trinitarian idolatry at Mount Sinai and God removed The Book of the Covenant of Grace from the Civil-Military-Clergy.  In the Second Law given because of Transgression they were warned that their sin beyond redemption was conditional:
Jude 3  Beloved, when I gave all diligence to write unto you of the common salvation, it was needful for me to write unto you, and exhort you that ye should earnestly contend for the faith which was once delivered unto the saints.
Jude 4 For there are certain men crept in unawares, who were before of old ordained to this condemnation, ungodly men, turning the grace of our God into lasciviousness, and denying the only Lord God, and our Lord Jesus Christ.
Jude 5 I will therefore put you in remembrance, though ye once knew this, how that the Lord, having saved the people out of the land of Egypt, afterward destroyed them that believed not.

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WHAT IS THE ABOMINATION IN A HOLY PLACE AS UNBELIEF?:

Deut. 18:9 When thou art come into the land which the LORD thy God giveth thee, thou shalt not learn to do after the abominations of those nations.
Deut. 18:10 There shall not be found among you any one that maketh his son or his daughter to pass through the fire, or that useth divination, or an observer of times, or an enchanter, or a witch,

hărĭŏlus  soothsayer, prophet, prophetess
somnĭo , to dream; to dream of or see in a dream, to dream, i. e. to think idly or vainly, to talk foolishly:
psaltrĭa , ae, f., = psaltria, . a female player on the cithara, a lutist,ineptias,Col. 1, 8, 2: “ah stulte! tu de Psaltriā me somnias Agere,Ter. Ad. 4, 7, 6; Plaut. Pers. 2, 3, 5.—Absol.: “vigilans somniat
portenta non disserentium philosophorum sed somniantium,Cic. N. D. 1, 8, 18.

Deut. 18:11 Or a charmer, or a consulter with familiar spirits, or a wizard, or a necromancer
A Charmer is an Abomination
incantātor
, ōris, m. incanto, I. an enchanter, wizard (post-class.), Tert. Idol. 9; Isid. 8, 9, 15; Mos. et Rom. Leg. Coll. 15, 1, 2.

consŭlo (a). In the lang. of religion, to consult a deity, an oracle, omens, etc.: “Apollinem de re,Cic. Leg. 2, 16, 40: “deum consuluit auguriis, quae suscipienda essent,Liv. 1, 20, 7: “deos hominum fibris,Tac. A. 14, 30 fin.: “Phoebi oracula,Ov. M. 3, 9; Suet. Vesp. 5: “Tiresiam conjectorem,Plaut. Am. 5, 1, 76:

Cantus A. Prophetic or oracular song: “veridicos Parcae coeperunt edere cantus,Cat. 63 cf. Tib.
B. An incantation, charm, magic song, etc.: cantusque artesque magorum.
cantus e curru Lunam deducere tentat,
2. With instruments, a playing, music:in nervorum vocumque cantibus,Cic. Tusc. 1, 2, 4; id. Rosc. Am. 46, 134: “citharae,Hor. C. 3, 1, 20: “horribili stridebat tibia cantu,Cat. 64, 264: “querulae tibiae,

This was outlawed for the Church of Christ (the Rock) in the wilderness
These ăb-ōmĭnor are always MARKED “semimares,Liv. 31, 12, 8
  Signs or wonders "  Liv. 31, 12, 8 Along with "plundering" the temples, among the Sabines, a child of uncertain sex was born, while another was found whose sex, at the age of sixteen, could not be determined. All these disgusting and monstrous creatures seemed to be signs that nature was confusing species; but beyond all else the hermaphrodites caused terror,... In addition, they directed that a hymn be sung throughout the city by thrice nine maidens, and that an offering be made to Queen Juno.

Galli A form gallantes, as if from gallare, "to rave like a priest of Cybelé," is cited from Varro (ap. Non. p. 119Non., 5). In their wild, enthusiastic, and boisterous rites the Galli recalled the legends of the Corybantes (q.v.). According to an ancient custom, they were always castrated (spadones, semimares, semiviri, nec viri nec feminae), and it would seem that, impelled by religious enthusiasm, they performed this operation on themselves... Other names, however, are of distinctly Semitic affinities; Rhea perhaps=the Babylonian Ri (Mulita or Mylitta), and Nana more certainly=the Babylonian Nana, modern Syrian Nani.  Nana motherof Attis
Paul hoped that the concision's knife slipped.
Paizo, 4. play on a musical instrument, h.Ap.206: c. acc., “Pan ho kalamophthogga paizōnAr.Ra.230; dance and sing, Pi. O.1.16. 5. play amorously, “pros allēlousX.Smp.9.2
Chrysostom's Commentary on Galatians:

Galatians 5:1.-"With freedom did Christ set us free; stand fast therefore.115 ."

Ver. 12. "I would that they which unsettle you would even cut themselves off." And he says well "that unsettle you."A man that is heretical after the first and second admonition refuse." (Tit. iii: 10) If they will,  let them not only be circumcised, but mutilated. Where then are those who dare to mutilate themselves; seeing that they draw down the Apostolic curse, and accuse the workmanship of God, and take part with the Manichees?


Chrysostom understood that the pagans used vocal or instrumental noise to stir up or create anxiety so that they could steal your food money. Christ outlawed this in Isaiah 55.  Christ outlawed BLASPHEMY in the modern context of saying that God commanded instrumental distractions when  He DID NOT.

But if you will not allow this,  why do you not mutilate the tongue for blasphemy, the hands for rapine, the feet for their evil courses, in short, the whole body?

For the ear enchanted by the sound of a flute hath often enervated the soul;
and the perception of a sweet perfume by the nostrils hath bewitched the mind, and made it frantic for pleasure .

David's PRAISE word threatened the same sexual proof of superiority:
Ululo Ulŭlo  I. Neutr., to howl, yell, shriek, utter a mournful cry. B.Transf., of places, to ring, resound, re-echo with howling: penitusque cavae plangoribus aedes Femineis ululant,Verg. A. 2, 488 : resonae ripae, Sil. 6, 285 : Dindyma sanguineis Gallis, Claud. Rapt. Pros. 2, 269 .--11.15.13 Brock Paulk: Sermon Review of Matthew 21 and the reluctance to repent

AS PROPHESIED AND FULFILLED BY THOSE PREDESTINED FROM OLD.

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It is bad news when people fail to read the PROPHECY by Christ which is defined in Matthew 21 and elsewhere. Why should people be reluctant to give an answer for the hope they have when sowing massive discord and violating directions?

When we quote from the prophets you should understand that the Spirit OF Christ defined the REST Messiah would bring: this defined the future church both inclusively and exclusively. And Levite instrumentalists are called parasites and speakers, singers and instrument players are called hypocrites.  A hypocrite is literally only such performers claiming that they speak for a god who says that you must pay them for their "pretend work."


11.11.13  Johnny Miles Heritage Church of Christ Instrumental Music Authority.

Apparently the elders HEAR the Holy Spirit "person" tell them that they have authority to deliberately so discord and violate all of the direct commands and examples MARKING instrumental noise as the sounds of God repaying His enemies and driving them into "hell" to the sound of wind, string and percussion instruments. These are the same instruments Christ said that Lucifer (Venus, Zoe) brought into the garden of Eden as the "singing and harp playing prostitute." The Serpent in the garden was a musical Enchanter(ess) and SERPO in Latin specificially defines the new style of music which is defined as the BEAST in Revelation.
We will show that this is the Lying Wonder of those who have invited Strong Delusions by loosing the love for the WORD or LOGOS which is specificially defined as the Regulative Principle but only for the FEW chosen out of the MAN (most) who are invited.

Revised 10.08.13 the "spirit" guiding the musical idolaters is the SPIRITUS of Abaddon or Apollyon the LEADERS of the Muses marked as adulteresses.

Revelation 17:7 And the angel said unto me, Wherefore didst thou marvel?
         I will tell thee the mystery of the woman,
        and of the beast that carrieth her, which hath the seven heads and ten horns.
Revelation 17:8 The beast that thou sawest was, and is not;
        and shall ascend out of the bottomless pit, and go into perdition:
        and they that dwell on the earth shall wonder,
        whose names were not written in the book of life from the foundation of the world,
        when they behold the beast that was, and is not, and yet is.

The BEAST is an unleashed New Style of Music or Drama: that's so those with A holy spirit able to read BLACK text on BROWN paper can flee Babylon and not  look back.

thērion
, to (in form Dim. of thēr), 
A. wild animal, esp. of such as are hunted, mala gar mega thērion ēen, of a stag, Od.10.171, 180 (never in Il.); in Trag. only in Satyric drama

sikinn-i^s si^, or siki_nis (E.Cyc.37), idos,
A. SikinninD.H.7.72:—Sicinnis, a dance of Satyrs used in the Satyric drama, S.Fr.772, E. l.c., D.H. l.c., Luc.Salt.22: named from its inventor Sicinnus, Ath.1.20e, cf. Scamon 1; or from Sicinnis, a nymph of Cybele, although originally danced in honour of Sabazios, Arr.Fr.106J.— Also written Sikinnon , to/, Suid.; Sikinna ,
Sa^bazios , ho, (Sabos) a Phrygian deity, whose mysteries resembled the teletai of Dionysus, Thphr.Char.27.8 (but Sabadion [acc.] ib.16.4, cf. Dessau Inscr.Lat.Sel.2189), Nymphis 11; hence afterwards taken as a name of Dionysus himself, Ar.V.9, Av.875, Lys.388; A.theō Sabaziō pagkoiranōCIG3791 (Bithynia), cf. IG12(5).27 (Sicinus); “Di Sabaziō
Cybele or Kubebes: CII. Kubębęs. The ‘Great Mother’ goddess of the Phrygians worshipped at Pessinus, the mętęr Dindumęnę of i. 80. 1. For the Anatolian ‘Great Mother’ cf. App. I. 2, Frazer, G. B. iv, Bk. II, Attis, &c.; Ramsay, in Hastings' Bible Dictionary, extra vol., p. 120 f. The Atys myth which involved her cult is connected with Sardis by H.'s story of the son of Croesus (i. 34. 2 n.). The Great Mother was worshipped at Athens in the days of Sophocles (Phil. 391), and identified by the Greeks with Rhea, mother of the gods (cf. iv. 76; Strabo 469), with Aphrodite, with Demeter, and with Artemis as the lady of the wild woods. But here she is regarded as a foreign goddess.
She is the facilitator or organon a musical instrument of Rhea (Eve, or Zoe)
III. as a term of reproach, beast, creature, , cf. Eq.273; kolaki, deinō thēriōPl.Phdr.240b;
Deilos cowardly, vile, worthless, lowborn, mean

Plat. Phaedrus 240b has mingled with most of them some temporary pleasure; so, for instance, a flatterer is a horrid creature and does great harm, yet Nature has combined with him a kind of pleasure that is not without charm, and one might find fault with a courtesan as an injurious thing, and there are many other such creatures and practices which are yet for the time being very pleasant; but a lover is not only harmful to his beloved.
hēdonē , Dor. hadona to speak so as to please another, “dēmēgoreinD.4.38; “ou pros . hoi ēn ta aggellomenaHdt.3.126; 3. Pl., desires after pleasure, pleasant lusts, X.Mem.1.2.23, Ep.Tit.3.3, al.
Kolax ,  [Philippians 3 Dogs or Catamites]  A. flatterer, fawner, Ar.Pax756, Lys.28.4, Pl.Phdr. 240b, etc.; “tukhēs kolakes” ; parasite D.L.6.4.
 2.   Att. goēs, Moer. p.113 P.
II.  lisping pronunciation of korax, Ar.V.45.
NEVER 
amous-os , on,  A. without song, of fishes, Emp. 74; but usu. without the Muses, i.e. without taste or refinement, rude, E.Ion526, Ar.V.1074; “a. kai aphilosophosPl.Sph.259e; a. hēdonē, hamartēmata, gross pleasure, faults, Pl.Phdr.240b, Lg.863c; a. esti, c. inf., it is incongruous, Ar.Th.159; tōn Leibēthriōn amousoteros, PROVERB. for lowest degree of mental cultivation, Zen.1.79: Sup., “glōtta -otatēAgath.2.28. Adv. “-ōsPl.Hp.Ma.292c.
II. of persons, unmusical, Id.Sph.253b, al.
2. of sounds, unmusical, discordant,amous' hulakteinE.Alc.760; “amousotatai ōdaiPh.807, etc. Adv. “-ōsJul.Or.8.247d.
Goēs , ētos, ho, A. sorcerer, wizard epōdos Ludias apo khthonosE.Ba.234
2. juggler, cheat, “deinos g. kai pharmakeus kai sophistēs Pl.Smp.203d; “deinon kai g. kai sophistēn . . onomazōnD.18.276; “apistos g. ponērosId.19.109; “magos kai g

Sophis-tēs , ou, ho, A. master of one's craft, adept, expert, of diviners, with modal words added, “hoi s. tōn hierōnmelōn [MELODY IN THE HOLY PLACE]
3. later of the rhētores, Professors of Rhetoric, and prose writers of the Empire, such as Philostratus and Libanius, Suid.; “Apollōnidē sophistē [Abaddon, Apollyon]

PHARMAKIA
identifies the speakers, singers and instrument players in Revelation 18: John called them sorcerers and says they will be (are) cast alive into the lake of fire.
 “ mousikē aei ti kainon thērion tiktei” 

mousikę aei ti kainon thęrion tiktei
A.
 
Mousikos, musical, agônes m. kai gumnikoi  choroi te kai agônes ta mousika music,  

II. of persons, skilled in musickuknos [minstrel]  kai alla zôia; peri aulous - professional musicians, mousikos kai melôn poętęs, use with singing, skilled in speaking before a mob. Melody

B. aei always
C. kainos , esp. of new dramas, the representation of the new tragedies,  (Aphrodisias dedicated to Aphrodite (ZOE); comedy, sexual love, pleasure, a woman's form of oath, Aster or Venus or ZOE Lucifer
D. Therion
E. Tikto mostly of the mother  of Rhea one of the zoogonic or vivific principles

Sunestiōmenon, of woman   Sunesti^-aō , A. help to entertain, AP4.3.24 (Agath.):—Pass., live or feast along with or together, Lys.Fr.53.2, Is.3.70, D.19.190, etc.; [theois] Plu.2.121f; “meta tinōnIG22.1214

2 Peter 2:12 But these, as natural brute beasts, [Zoon, Zao, Zoe căprīlis , e, of or pertaining to the goat: “semen, i. e. capellae,
          made to be taken and destroyed,
          speak evil of the things that they understand not;
          and shall utterly perish in their own corruption;

Revised 8.27.13 From the "singing and harp playing prostitute in the garden of Eden to the Babylonian mother of harlots (Rev 17) who uses lusted after fruits (same as in Amos 8) as speakers, singers and instrument players when people INVADE with instruments which make a singing or clanging noise the absolute understanding is that they INTEND to take you captive and PREVENT you from giving attention to the Word of Christ in the prophets and apostles. What did Jeus say about the WISE?

Matthew 11:25 At that time Jesus answered and said, I thank thee, O Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because thou hast hid these things from the wise and prudent, and hast revealed them unto babes.

sophis-tēs , ou, ho, A.master of one's craft, adept, expert, of diviners, Hdt.2.49; of poets, “meletan sophistais prosbalonPi.I.5(4).28, cf. Cratin.2; of musicians, “sophistēs . . parapaiōn khelun
with modal words added, “hoi s. tōn hierōn melōnAel.NA11.1 Melody in a holy place
2. sophist (in bad sense), quibbler, cheat, Ar.Nu.331,1111, al., Pl.Sph. 268d; “goēta kai sophistēn onomazōnD.18.276.
3. later of the rhētores, Professors of Rhetoric, and prose writers

[395] Sophistry is not wisdom, and to indulge in thoughts beyond man's ken is to shorten life; and if a man on such poor terms should aim too high, he may miss the pleasures in his reach.

These, to my mind, are the ways of madmen and idiots. Oh! to make my way to Cyprus, isle of Aphrodite, where dwell the love-gods strong to soothe man's soul, or to Paphos, which that foreign river, never fed by rain, enriches with its hundred mouths!

[402] Oh! lead me, Bromian [Dionysus "to roar"] god, celestial guide of Bacchic pilgrims, to the hallowed slopes of Olympus, where Pierian Muses have their haunt most fair.

Bromian also of music, lura bremetai kai aoida Pi.N.11.7
Pindar Nemean 11. [6] often they worship you, first of the gods, with libations, and often with the savor of burnt sacrifice. Lyres and songs peal among them, and Themis, who belongs to Zeus the god of hospitality,
There dwell the Graces; there is soft desire; there thy votaries may hold their revels freely.
The joy [417] of our god, the son of Zeus, is in
banquets, his delight is in peace, that giver of riches and nurse divine of youth. Both to rich and poor alike hath he granted the delight of wine, that makes all pain to cease;

INSTRUMENTAL DIVERTERS ARE NOT WHAT THEY APPEAR TO BE:  THEIR SKILL IS THAT THEY CAN LIE TO YOU AND MAKE YOU APPLAUD AND SMILE.

(Lactantius, The Divine Institutes, Ante-Nicene Fathers, VII, p. 188

"But we have already spoken of spectacles: [lying wonders]
        there remains one thing which is to be overcome by us,
        that we be not captivated by those things which penetrate to the innermost perception. (emotions only)

        For all those things which are
unconnected with words, (just speaking in tongues)
        that is,
pleasant sounds of the air and of strings,

        may be easily disregarded, because they do not adhere to us,
and cannot be written...

PAUL WAS NOT SILENT
1Corinthians 13:1 Though I speak with the tongues
        of men and of angels,               (condemned)
        and have not charity, (Grace)   (condemned)
        I am become as sounding brass, or a tinkling cymbal.

La^l-eō, Mark of the Locusts II.  chatter, Opposite. articulate speech, as of locusts, chirp, Theoc.5.34; mesēmbrias lalein tettix (sc. eimi), a very grasshopper [LOCUST] to chirp at midday,  III.  of musical sounds, “aulō [flute] laleōTheoc.20.29; “di'aulou [flute] ē salpiggos l.”[trumpet] Arist. Aud.801a29; of Echomagadin lalein sound the magadis,  [double flute]

Aggelos ,  of a loquacious person 2.  generally, one that announces or tells, e.g. of birds of augury, Il.24.292,296; Mousōn aggelos, of a poet
Aggelos , ho, ,
A. messenger, envoy, Il.2.26, etc.; “di' aggelōn homileein tiniHdt.5.92.z, cf. SIG229.25 (Erythrae):— prov., Arabios a., of a loquacious person, Men.32.
2. generally, one that announces or tells, e.g. of birds of augury, Il.24.292,296; Mousōn aggelos, of a poet,“aggelon glōssan logōn E.Supp.203; “aisthēsis hēmin a.Plot.5.3.3; neut. pl., “aggela nikēsNonn.D.34.226.
4. In later philos., semi-divine being, hēliakoi a.Jul.Or.4.141b,  “a. kai arkhaggeloi”  also in mystical and magical writings, aggela nikēs
nik-ēi_, II. pr. n., Nike, the goddess of victory, Hes.Th.384, cf. Pi.I.2.26, etc.; “Nikē Athana PoliasS.Ph.134, cf. E. Ion457 (lyr.), 1529.
1Corinthians 14:8 For if the trumpet give an uncertain sound, who shall prepare himself to the battle?
1Corinthians 14:9 So likewise ye, except ye utter by the tongue words easy to be understood,
        how shall it be known what is spoken? for ye shall speak into the air.

Is God, therefore, the contriver both of the mind, and of the voice,
        and of the tongues, unable to speak eloquently?
        Yea, rather, with the greatest foresight,
        He wished those things which are divine to be without adornment,
        that all might understand the things which He Himself spoke to all." 


MUSICAL DISCORDERS ARE CONTRIVERS OF DEATH: THE JEWS HAD A COVENANT WITH DEATH AND HELL

Therefore God made all things to supply a contest between two things.
       
Those enticements of pleasures, then, are the instruments 
        of that whose only business it is to subdue virtue,
        and to shut out justice from men.

        With these soothing influences and enjoyments it captivates their souls;
        for it knows that pleasure is the contriver of death.

MUSICAL DISCORDERS SET THEIR LIES TO MELODIES TO HIDE THE WORD OF GOD

Aristotle: Melody Deceives: "Poets also make use of this in inventing words, as a melody "without strings" or "without the lyre"; for they employ epithets from negations, a course which is approved in proportional metaphors..

The form of diction should be neither metrical nor without rhythm.
 If it is metrical, it lacks persuasiveness, for it appears artificial, and at the same time it distracts the hearer's attention, since it sets him on the watch for the recurrence of such and such a cadence..

According to Philo, the gods of the pagans exploit this weakness of men. For the sake of a better effect, and with the intention of more easily cheating their devotes, that they have set their lies to melodies, rhythms and meters.." Click for more.

MUSICAL DISCORDERS HAVE ALWAYS BEEN GENDER-COMPROMISED AND THE SUBJECT OF LOTS OF JOKES:

"Philodemos considered it paradoxical that music should be regarded as veneration of the gods while musicians were paid for performing this so-called veneration. Again, Philodemus held as self-deceptive the view that music mediated religious ecstasy. He saw the entire condition induced by the noise of cymbals and tambourines as a disturbance of the spirit. (Paul called it mad or insane) He found it significant that, on the whole, only women and effeminate men fell into this folly."

MUSIC MEANS "TO MAKE THE LAMBS DUMB BEFORE THE SLAUGHTER": IT WORKS

Aristot. Nic. Eth. 1175b.1

But things that are akin to things of different kinds must themselves differ in kind.
        [3] A still clearer proof may be drawn
        from the hindrance that activities
        receive from the pleasure derived from other activities.

Self-pleasure in Romans 15 is identified by rhetoric, singing, playing, dancing or drama which creates "mental excitement" which is the "laded burden" Jesus died to remove meaning "spiritual anxiety created by religious ritual." The BURDEN in Hebrew, Greek and Latin identifies the performance or hypocritic arts and crafts INTENDING to "make the lambs dumb before the slaughter.

For instance, persons fond of the flute
        cannot give their attention to a philosophical discussion [The LOGOS or Regulative Principle]
        when they overhear someone playing the flute,
        because they enjoy music more than the activity in which they are engaged;
                therefore the pleasure afforded by the music of the flute
                impairs the activity of study.

[4] The same thing occurs in other cases when a man tries to do two things at once; the pleasanter activity drives out the other, the more so if it is much more pleasant, until the other activity ceases altogether.

Hence, when we enjoy something very much, we can hardly do anything else; and when we find a thing only mildly agreeable, we turn to some other occupation; for instance, people who eat sweets at the theater do so especially when the acting is bad.

[ 5] And since our activities [of the flute] are sharpened, prolonged and improved by their own pleasure, and impaired by the pleasures of other activities, it is clear that pleasures differ widely from each other. In fact alien pleasures have almost the same effect on the activities as their own pains; since, when an activity causes pain, this pain destroys it, for instance, if a person finds writing or doing sums unpleasant and irksome; for he stops writing or doing sums, because the activity is painful.

PAUL OUTLAWED SELF-PLEASURE IN ROMANS 15 AND CONNECTED IT TO THE REPROACHES OR EXPOSING THE NAKEDNESS OF CHRIST.

Aristotle on Politics 8
2. or whether we ought rather to think that
music tends in some degree to virtue
        (music being capable of producing a certain
quality of character
       
just as gymnastics are capable of producing a certain quality of body,
        music accustoming men to be able to rejoice rightly);
3. or that it contributes something to intellectual
entertainment and culture (for this must be set down as a third alternative among those mentioned).
        Now it is not difficult to see that one must not make amusement the object of the education of the young;
        for amusement does not go with learning--learning is a painful process.

UNITY WITH THOSE WHO DESPISE THE WORD OF GOD IS THE WORK OF THE DEVIL

John 17:14 I have given them thy word;
        and the world hath hated them,
        because they are not of the world,
        even as I am not of the world.
John 17:15 I pray not that thou shouldest take them out of the world,
        but that thou shouldest keep them from the evil.
John  17:17 Sanctify them through thy truth: thy word is truth.
John 17:18 As thou hast sent me into the world,
        even so have I also sent them into the world

MUSICAL DISCORDS FOLLOWS JUDAS WHO WAS SERVANT OF KOSMOKRATOR

kosmos ,  metaph., of ornaments of speech, such as epithets, Id.9.9 (pl.), Arist.Rh.1408a14, Po.1457b2, 1458a33; hadumelē k. keladein to sing sweet songs of praise, Pi.O.11 (10).13 (s.v.l.).
Pind. O. 11 My tongue wants to foster such themes; [10] but it is by the gift of a god that a man flourishes with a skillful mind, as with anything else. For the present rest assured, Hagesidamus son of Archestratus: for the sake of your boxing victory,
        I shall loudly sing a sweet song, an adornment for your garland of golden olive,
        [15] while I honor the race of the Western Locrians.
There, Muses, join in the victory-song; I shall pledge my word to you that we will find there a race that does not repel the stranger, or is inexperienced in fine deeds, but one that is wise and warlike too.

Kosmo-krator epith. of ouranos, Orph.H.4.3; “Zeus Mitras Hēlios k. Dam.Pr.131; hoi k. tou skotous toutou the cosmic rulers of this sinful world, Ep.Eph.6.12; “hoi k. hoi ta hupo selēnēn stoikheia dioikountes

The Judas Bag is connected to the flute case of naked, perverted, drunk on wine worship teams.

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glōssokomon glōssa III, komeō

a case for the mouthpiece of a pipe: generally, a case, casket, NTest.
A. glōssa , Ion. glassa , Herod.3.84, al., SIG1002.7 (Milet.), Schwyzer 692 (Chios), Att. glōtta , ēs, h(,
A. tongue, Od.3.332, etc. 1. in Music, rced or tongue of a pipe, Aeschin.3.229 

THE SPIRIT OF CHRIST IN ISAIAH 30 GIVES THE PROTOTYPICAL TYPE OF THOSE BEING DRIVEN INTO THE LAKE OF FIRE.
Paul would have understood the Classics as would even young people who received much of their education by watching performances at the theaters, forums or School of Tyrannus.

Isaiah 30 a message from the Spirit OF Christ:

And his breath [SPIRIT], as rushing water in a valley, reach reach as far as the neck, and be divided, to confound the nations for their vain error; error also shall pursue them and overtake them. Isaiah 30:28 LXX

Must ye always rejoice, and go into my holy places continually, as they that keep a feast? and must ye go with a pipe, as those that rejoice into the mountain of the Lord, to the God of Israel Isaiah 30:29 LXX

and the Lord shall make his glorious voice to be heard and the wrath of his arm, to make a display with wrath and anger and devouring flame: he shall lighten terribly, and his wrath shall be as water and violent hail. Isaiah 30:30 LXX

For by the voice of the Lord the Assyrians shall be overcome, even by the stroke where with he shall smite them. Isaiah 30:31 LXX

And it shall happen to him from every side, that they from whom their hope of assistance was, in which he trusted, themselves shall war against him in turn with drums and with harp. Isaiah 30:32 LXX

For thou shalt be required before thy time: has it been prepared for thee also to reign? nay, God has prepared for thee a deep trench, wood piled fire and much wood: the wrath of the Lord shall be as a trench kindled with sulphur. Isaiah 30:33 LXX

After sowing discord the elders have demanded that you not discuss this unless you speak to an elder because YOU would be guilty of sowing discord. You are invited to ask any question or challenge anything we have written by CLICKING HERE.  You don't have to give your name so you don't have to fear the elders.

George Cunningham Heritage Church of Christ Colossians Authorizes Instruments.

From the wilderness onward God only calls people out on their REST to to Rest, Read and Rehearse the Word of God.  The Church or synagogue quarantined the godly people FROM the worship of the starry host later at the temple: God had abandoned the Jacob-Cursed Levites and warned everyone NOT to enter into covenant with them or even attend their assemblies.  They were to Wait for Shiloh and the only spiritual Covenant made by God in Christ to Abraham.

The synagogue continued to LOCK DOWN the godly people so that they could not attend any "worship services" all which depended on loud singing and instruments to terrorize the people into thinking that the fear was a spiritual feeling from their God.

Jesus endorsed the synagogue by standing up to read the TEXT in the Prophets by the Spirit OF Christ: quite decently and in order He SAT DOWN.

All of the epistles define the gathering in terms of a synagogue which always excluded sermonizing, singing or playing: this would exclude those trying to keep the godly people from hearing the Word of God.

The historic Church of Christ continued that until long after Calvin.  The text was the commanded resource and the text was SPOKEN by Jesus as God Breathed (spirit) into him without METRON which most often speaks of poetic or musical performance.

Singing as an ACT was imposed from the Syrian unwashed bishop in the year 373 and this split the east from the west churches and ended the unique Church of Christ who sent out poor preachers to found schools, teach the people the Bible and bring civilization to our ancestors.

The Catholics never sang congregationally with the organ: it signaled processions, intercessions and recessionals.
Only after Calvin was some songs radiclally REwritten and set to a simple meter to be sung in unison only.

George Cunningham is quite mistaken by finding any early use of instruments in the Lord's Day assembly.  He may be thinking of Clement of Alexander speaking of 'How to Conduct Ourselves at Feasts."

Taking Colossians 3 I want to show that there is no audible context in the command to SPEAK the Biblical Text.

11.11.13
  Johnny Miles Heritage Church of Christ Instrumental Music Authority.

Beginning with the "serpent" or musical enchanter, to the Spirit OF Christ in the prophets, to John in Revelation and all recorded tradition, the only "tradition" is that the Devil gave people authority to "make the lambs dumb before the slaughter." Added notes to prove that musical performance is the PROOF of men being strongly deluded and PERFORMING lying wonders which point to religious operations using rhetoricians, singers, instrument players, actors, dancers and other "hypocritic" art or craft outlawed by Christ in Ezekiel 33.

7.04.13  Tom Moulder Heritage Church of Christ Traditionalism 6.21.13
"Prior to coming to Heritage in 2009, they [Tom Moulders] were part of a small group that planted a church in Flower Mound that was sponsored by the Richland Hills Church of Christ."

This suggests that Heritage Church of Christ has been targeted to be a DAUGHTER of the MOTHER CHURCH under Rick Atchley.

The elders BEGAN with Rick Atchley's willingness to argue with three empty chairs. The costume is stunningly elegant but his stare is quite empty.  Actors are called hypocrites: Christ named self-speakers, actors, singers and instrument players.
  1. If you say that God is silent about Musical Instruments
  2. And the Bible is filled with condemnation of instrumentalists as sorcerers or witches plaging the superstitions.
  3. Then the Spirit OF Christ in Jeremiah says that you BLASPHEME the Holy Spirit OF Christ who warned about instruments and instrumentalists in the Prophets.

Blasphemy Against the Holy Spirit in Jeremiah by Christ

Jer 23:17 They say still unto them that despise me,

        The Lord hath said, Ye shall have peace;
        and they say unto every one that walketh
        after the imagination of his own heart,
        No evil shall come upon you.  "You can SOW discord and steal from the owners"

Rick Atchley and the Law of Silence.

Rick Atchley says:  “Jesus never deals with the issue.  The ANTI-instrumental advocates must speak where Jesus never did.  You would think He would if this was worth splitting His church over.”

That's what we call BLASPHEMY.

But, consistent with the Jesters, Rick Atchley and his agents are QUITE WILLING to split churches! Further strong delusions cannot know that Jesus DID deal with issues: the most important was to SILENCE the burden laders with their laded burdens which is defined as any and all arousal music claiming that GOD MADE THEM DO IT when all of the Bible and tradition says that "the Devil made them do it."

Arnobius on Heresies takes note of this eternal problem; noting that John calls the rhetoricians, singers and musicians"sorcerers." Here is how to solve your CASH FLOW problem:

24. These are your ideas, these are your sentiments, impiously conceived, and more impiously believed.

Nay, rather, to speak out more truly,
        the augurs,
        the dream interpreters,
        the soothsayers, the prophets, and the priestlings,
        ever vain, have devised these fables;
        for they, fearing that their own arts be brought to nought,
        and that they may extort but scanty contributions from the devotees,
        now few and infrequent,

whenever they have found you to be willing Note 38 that their craft should come into disrepute, cry aloud, "The gods are neglected, and in the temples there is now a very thin attendance."

38 "us to be making good progress, are envious, enraged, and cry aloud," etc.- nos belle provenire compererunt, invident, indignantur, declamitantque, etc.

Former ceremonies are exposed to derision, and
the
time - honoured rites of institutions once sacred
have sunk before the superstitions of new religions.

Justly is the human race afflicted by so many pressing calamities,
justly is it racked by the hardships of so many toils.

And men-a senseless race-being unable,
        from their
inborn blindness,
        to see even that which is placed in open light,
        dare to assert in their
frenzy
        what you in your sane mind do not blush to believe.
AT ABOUT THE RIGHT TIME if we have finished "6 days." 

A mystery of iniquity is the Greek
Musteri-on , A. mystery or secret rite: mostly in pl., ta m. the mysteries, first in Heraclit.14, cf. Hdt.2.51 (of the mysteries of the Cabiri in Samothrace), 2. mystic implements and ornaments b. later, object used in magical rites, talismanAnomia A. lawlessness, lawless conduct   2 Ep.Thess.2.7; 2. the negation of law, Opposite nomos, D.24.152.
Dem. 24 152 Our commonwealth, gentlemen of the jury, is administered by laws and by votes of the people; and if once decisions by vote are repealed by a new law, where will be the end of it? Can we justly call this thing a law? Is it not rather the negation of law? Does not such a lawgiver merit our strongest resentment?

Eur. Ion 443 How then is it just for you to write laws for mortals, and yourselves incur a charge of lawlessness? If—for it is not so, but I will handle the subject— [445] you pay the penalty to mortals for rape, you and Poseidon, and Zeus, who rules heaven, you will empty your temples paying for your crimes. For you do wrong to go eagerly after your pleasures without thinking.
Isoc. 6 64 For by revolting from us they have gained nothing of what they anticipated; on the contrary, they have got just the opposite of freedom; for having slain the best of their citizens, they are now in the power of the worst; instead of securing self-government, they have been plunged into misgovernment of many terrible kinds;
Plat. Rep. 575a but the passion that dwells in him as a tyrant will live in utmost anarchy and lawlessness, and, since it is itself sole autocrat, will urge the polity, so to speak, of him in whom it dwells to dare anything and everything in order to find support for himself and the hubbub of his henchmen, in part introduced from outside by evil associations, and in part released and liberated within by the same habits of life as his. Is not this the life of such a one?” “It is this,” he said. “And if,” I said, “there are only a few of this kind in a city,
[575b] and the others, the multitude as a whole, are sober-minded, the few go forth into exile and serve some tyrant elsewhere as bodyguard or become mercenaries in any war there may be. But if they spring up in time of peace and tranquillity they stay right there in the city and effect many small evils.” “What kind of evils do you mean?” “Oh, they just steal, break into houses, cut purses, strip men of their garments, plunder temples, and kidnap, and if they are fluent speakers they become sycophants and bear false witness and take bribes.”                 
Mustes one initiated
Orgia most freq. of the rites of Dionysus, of the rites of the Cabeiri and Demeter Achaia, Hdt.2.51,5.61; of Orpheus Hdt.2.81, E.Ba.34, al., Theoc.26.13. “orgia MousōnAr.Ra.356. most freq. of the rites of Dionysus, Hdt.2.81, E.Ba.34, al., Theoc.26.13.

A common ridicule of the Musical Worship Minister is identical to being initiated into always "gay priestood." Jesus refused to lament and dance when the Dionysus priests in Jerusalem PIPED.  WHAT PAUL WANTED TO PREVENT: WRATH OR AN OGRY
Alal-azô (formed from the cry alalai): --raise the war-cry shout the shout of victory, nikęn alalazein 2. generally, cry, shout aloud, Pi.l.c., E.El.855; esp. in orgiastic rites, A.Fr.57; of Bacchus and Bacchae, E.Ba.593 (in Med.), 1133, etc.; ôloluxan hai gunaikes, ęlalaxan de hoi andres Hld.3.5 . II. rarely also of other sounds than the voice, sound loudly, psalmos d' alalazei; kumbalon alalazon 1 Ep.Cor.13.1

Orgi-azô , A. celebrate orgia, E.Ba.415 (lyr.),; thusias, pompas, choreias Plu.Num.8 : c. dat., pay ritual service to a god or goddess, tautęi Str.10.3.12 :--so in Med., orgiazesthai daimosi, orgia Mousôn
choral dance with music “aoidē

khor-eios , 2. fee for right of attendance at rites of humnōdoi, choral dance with music “aoidē

Kabeiroi [a^, hoi, A. the Cabeiri, divinities worshipped especially in Lemnos, Samothrace, and Boeotia, and more of a Semitic or Egyptian origin where they are mentioned as powerful magicians, spoken of as the sons of Vulcan, the volcano god. The KABIRI were also the protectors of culture, such as dance and poetry, and they afterwards worshipped in the mysteries of the Twin gay deities of CASTOR AND POLLUX,

As old and powerful shamans, the KABIRI were later turned into legendary figures or gods, originally only two in number. The older of the KABIRI was identified with the Horned God, DIONYSOS, and the younger with the Horned God PAN's father, the Greek Trickster HERMES. Their cult was early on merged with those of Demeter and Ceres resulting in two sets of THE MYSTERY RELIGIONS. The early Greek geographer,

Strabo, identifies the KABIRI as the hierophant priests, often transvestites presiding over the mysteries as ministers of the goddess Hecate. And as these "showers of sacred things" they were also the cross-dressing MEGABYZOS of the goddess Artemis at Ephesos, and, elsewhere, in service of the goddess Aphrodite/Astarte.

Hdt. 2.51 [2] [3] Samothrace was formerly inhabited by those Pelasgians who came to live among the Athenians, and it is from them that the Samothracians take their rites. [4] The Athenians, then, were the first Greeks to make ithyphallic images of Hermes, and they did this because the Pelasgians taught them. The Pelasgians told a certain sacred tale about this, which is set forth in the Samothracian mysteries.
Since God turned primarily the tribe of Levi over to worship the starry host, those are the "gods" they wordhipped.  Apollo is a primary sun god and the Jews had been involved with Dionysus or Bacchus worship in Egypt.  The Levites were an old Infant Burning priesthood in Egypt.  The Jewish Encyclopedia notes that the Jews worshipped the Astrial Deities.
Plutarch: What gods are worshipped by the Jews?

Here Symmachus, greatly wondering at what was spoken, says: What, Lamprias,
will you permit our tutelar god,
called Evius, the inciter of women, famous for the honors he has conferred upon him by madmen, to be inscribed and enrolled in the mysteries of the Jews? Or is there any solid reason that can be given to prove Adonis to be the same with Bacchus? Here Moeragenes interposing, said: Do not be so fierce upon him, for I who am an Athenian answer you, and tell you, in short, that these two are the very same.

When all the company requested and earnestly begged it of him; first of all (says he), the time and manner of the greatest and most holy solemnity of the Jews is exactly agreeable to the holy rites of Bacchus; for that which they call the Fast they celebrate in the midst of the vintage, furnishing their tables with all sorts of fruits while they sit under tabernacles made of vines and ivy; and the day which immediately goes before this they call the day of Tabernacles.

Within a few days after they celebrate another feast, not darkly but openly, dedicated to Bacchus, for they have a feast amongst them called Kradephoria, from carrying palm-trees, and Thyrsophoria, when they enter into the temple carrying thyrsi. What they do within I know not; but it is very probable that they perform the rites of Bacchus. First they have little trumpets, such as the Grecians used to have at their Bacchanalia to call upon their gods withal.

Others go before them playing upon harps, which they call Levites, whether so named from Lusius or Evius,--either word agrees with Bacchus. And I suppose that their Sabbaths have some relation to Bacchus; for even now many call the Bacchi by the name of Sabbi, and they make use of that word at the celebration of Bacchus's orgies. And this may be discovered out of Demosthenes and Menander. Nor would it be out of place, were any one to say that the name Sabbath was given to this feast from the agitation and excitement [enthousi-astikos ] which the priests of Bacchus display.

Stephen agrees that the Law was IMPOSED and the Levites abandoned because of musical idolatry at Mount Sinai. The Spirit OF Christ throughout the prophets denies that God commanded anything connected with the Civil-Military-Clergy rulers (in a church near you).

Isaiah 28:15 Because ye have said, We have made a covenant with death, and with hell are we at agreement; when the overflowing scourge shall pass through, it shall not come unto us: for we have made lies our refuge, and under falsehood have we hid ourselves:
Isaiah 28:18 And your covenant with death shall be disannulled, and your agreement with hell shall not stand; when the overflowing scourge shall pass through, then ye shall be trodden down by it.

I didn't say that those willing to sow discord to IMPOSE musical performers into the decent mainstream were guilty: I just said that recorded history knows of no exception among religious musicians in recorded history.  This has to be Purpose Driven and intentional because it simply isn't possible to be a Disciple of Christ in the Word and believe that musical or any kind of hypocritic performance is not condemned. Those who are being led back to Babylon are OF the World or Cosmos and Jesus does not even PRAY for the World.  And God HIDES from the wise or Sophists: self-speakers, singers and instrument players.

THE book of the Law of Moses was imposed because of musical idolatry:  "Keeping" the Sabbath as REST outlawed any self-speak, singing, playing instruments and as the MARK, playing with one another. Rest means REST and never "a day of worship" except for the Jacob-cursed and God-abandoned Levites who had no inheritance.

After the Law, the Spirit OF Christ in the prophets did not write laws which were for lawless people. He defined the REST from the LAW of which "making music" is one of the most works-intensive acts: it is called soothsaying, sorcery or witchcraft because the hard work intends by definition to "make the lambs dumb before the slaughter.  Christ did not say Thou Shall not be a Hypocrite but Jesus called the Scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites.  In the Ezekiel 33 example.
Ezekiel 33:3 If when he seeth the sword come upon the land, he blow the trumpet, and warn the people;

Christ in the Qahal or Synagogue outlawed the alarm which was "vocal or instrumental noise including self-speaking. You don't use instruments which create alarm in the School of the Word.

Ezekiel 33:4 Then whosoever heareth the sound of the trumpet, and taketh not warning;
         if the sword come, and take him away, his blood shall be upon his own head.
Ezekiel 33:5 He heard the sound of the trumpet, and took not warning;
        his blood shall be upon him. But he that taketh warning shall deliver his soul.
Ezekiel 33:6 But if the watchman see the sword come, and blow not the trumpet, and the people be not warned; if the sword come, and take any person from among them, he is taken away in his iniquity; but his blood will I require at the watchman’s hand.
Ezekiel 33:7 So thou, O son of man, I have set thee a watchman unto the house of Israel;
        therefore thou shalt hear the word at my mouth, and warn them from me.
Sermo , Of prose as opposed to poetry, of verses in a conversational style, a satire: B. A language, the speech of a nation,
The Prototype of Babylon-Tyre Israel. Sodom not spiritual Israel.
Jesus referenced Isaiah and Ezekiel to define the national Worship of the Starry Host--Abaddon
The End-Time Fulfillment

For thus saith the Lord God; Behold, I will bring upon Tyrus Nebuchadrezzar king of Babylon, a king of kings, from the north, with horses, and with chariots, and with horsemen, and companies, and much people. Ezek 26:7

They will plunder your wealth and
    loot your merchandise;
    they will break down your walls
    and demolish your fine houses

    and throw your stones, TIMBER and rubble into the sea. Ezek 26:12

Also, thou son of man, the children of thy people still are talking against thee by the walls and in the doors of the houses,

and speak one to another, every one to his brother, saying,

Come, I pray you, and hear what is the word that cometh forth from the Lord. Eze 33:30

Rev 17:3 So he carried me away in the spirit into the wilderness: and I saw a woman sit upon a scarlet coloured beast, full of names of blasphemy having seven heads and ten horns.
Rev 17:5 And upon her forehead was a name written, MYSTERY, BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS AND ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH. "
Rev 17:6 And I saw the woman drunken with the blood of the saints, and with the blood of the martyrs of Jesus: and when I saw her, I wondered with great admiration.
Revelation 17:9 And here is the mind which hath wisdom. The seven heads are seven mountains, on which the woman sitteth.
I will put an end to your noisy songs, and the music [sound] of your harps will be heard no more. Ezek 26:13

cantĭcum A song, in gen.: “chorus canticum Insonuit,
A song, in gen.: “chorus canticum Insonuit,Phaedr. 5, 7, 25: “canticum repetere,id. 5, 7, 31
cĭthăra , ae, f., = kithara, the cithara, cithern, guitar, or lute, of a stringed instrument, the art of playing on the cithara, kithara player

The LXX is more forceful in showing that both the music and the musicians would be silenced---

"And he shall destroy the multitude of thy musicians, and the sound of thy psalteries shall be heard no more." Ezek. 26:13 LXX

My people come to you, as they usually do, and sit before you to listen to your words,

    but they do not put them into practice.

With their mouths they express devotion (Lord, Lord as amorousness - inordinate love),

    but their hearts are greedy for unjust gain (commerce or trade or attendance). Eze 33:31

Rev 18:1 And after these things I saw another angel come down from heaven, having great power; and the earth was lightened with his glory. 2 And he cried mightily with a strong voice, saying, Babylon the great is fallen, is fallen, and is become the habitation of devils, and the hold of every foul spirit, and a cage of every unclean and hateful bird


And the voice of harpers, and musicians, and of pipers, and trumpeters, shall be heard no more at all in thee; and no craftsman, of whatsoever craft he be, shall be found any more in thee; and the sound of a millstone shall be heard no more at all in thee; Rev 18:22

then I will bring you down with those who go down to the pit,

to the people of long ago
I will make you dwell in the earth below,
as in ancient ruins, with those who go down to the PIT,and you will not return or take your place in the land of the living. Ezek 26:20

Isaiah 14:11 Thy pomp is brought down to the grave, and the noise of thy viols: the worm is spread under thee, and the worms [maggots] cover thee.

Amos 5:23 Take thou away from me the noise [
tŭmultus] of thy songs [carmen] for I will not hear the melody [cantĭcum] of thy viols

Indeed, to them you are NOTHING MORE

    than one who sings love songs with a beautiful voice

and [NOTHING MORE than one who]

    plays (make melody on) an instrument well,

for they hear your words

    but do not put them into practice. Eze 33

Rev 18:23 And the light of a candle shall shine no more at all in thee;

and the voice of the bridegroom and of the bride shall be heard no more at all in thee:

for thy merchants were the great men of the earth; for by thy sorceries were all nations deceived.



The BEAST:

III. as a term of reproach, beast, creature, hę mousikę aei ti kainon thęrion tiktei. [A new style of music or drama]

I will make thee a terror, and thou shalt be no more:
    though thou be sought for,
yet shalt thou never be found again, saith the Lord God. Ezek 26:2

When all this comes true--

and it surely will--

then they will know that a prophet has been among them." Eze 33:33

Revelation 19:19 And I saw the beast, and the kings of the earth, and their armies, gathered together to make war against him that sat on the horse, and against his army.
Revelation 19:20 And the beast was taken, and with him the false prophet that wrought miracles before him, with which he deceived them that had received the mark of the beast, and them that worshipped his image. These both were cast alive into a lake of fire burning with brimstone.
THE BEAST THE MOTHER OF HALOTS RIDES TO USE SORCERY TO TAKE AWAY YOUR INHERITANCE

da^pa^n-aō  2. consume, use up, phusis d. ton thoronArist.GA757a25; “khronon eis
of persons, to be destroyed,hupo thēriōnPh.2.43; kathaper hupo puros ib.433; “pros thēriōnApp. BC5.79; “en tartarois kai barathrois
puri kai phonō kai sidērō panta dapanēsasthai   en tartarois kai barathrois dapanōmenous

WASTE THE PUBLIC'S MONEY: The Beast in the Garden of Eden and in the Prophets is not a snake:

thērion , III. as a term of reproach, beast.
kolaki, deinō thēriōPl.Phdr.240b;
mousikē aei ti kainon thērion tiktei

Meaning: A new style of music or drama!

Tarta^r-os , the nether world generally,

And altogether the ancient philosoj)hy of the Greeks appears to have been very much addicted to music; and on this account they judged Apollo to have been the most musical and the wisest of the gods, and Orpheus of the demigods. And they called every one who devoted himself to the study of this art a sophist, as
Aeschylus does in the verse where he says — And then the sophist sweetly struck the lyre.

Musae (Mousai). In Greek mythology the Muses were originally the nymphs of springs, whose waters gave inspiration, such as Hippocrené, Castalia, etc.; then goddesses of song in genera. They are all female and are considered goddesses dwelling in Olympus, who at the meals of the gods sing sweetly to the lyre of Apollo. They are the nine daughters of Zeus. 

Sophis-tęs , ou, ho, master of one's craft, adept, expert, of diviners, Hdt.2.49; of poets, meletan sophistais prosbalon Pi.I.5(4).28 , cf. Cratin.2; of musicians, sophistęs . . parapaiôn chelun A.Fr.314 , cf. Eup.447, Pl.Com. 140; sophistęi Thręiki (sc. Thamyris) E.Rh.924, cf. Ath.14.632c: with mod

II. from late v B.C., a Sophist, i.e. one who gave lessons in grammar, rhetoric, politics, mathematics, for money, such as Prodicus, Gorgias, Protagoras, a quibbler, cheat,  a RHETORICIAN as the primary meaning of a HYPOCRITE.

hoi s. tōn hierōn melōn” A sophist, serpent, makes MUSICAL MELODY with a congregation AS a harp and cannot grasp that IN THE HEART is a place.

2 Peter 2:12 But these, as natural brute beasts, [Zoon, Zao, Zoe]
          made to be taken and destroyed,
          speak evil of the things that they understand not;
          and shall utterly perish in their own corruption;

Natural: G5446 phusikos foo-see-kos' From G5449 [natural descent] ; “physical”, that is, (by implication) instinctive:--natural. Compare G5591
Bruit: G249 alogos [Anti-Logical] al'-og-os From G1 (as a negative particle) and G3056 ; irrational:--brute, unreasonable.
Beasts: G2226 zōon dzo'-on Neuter of a derivative of G2198 [Zao, Zoe] ; a live thing, that is, an animal:--beast.
căprīle , is, n. caper, like equile, ovile, bubile, etc., I. an enclosure or stall for goats, Varr. R. R. 2, 3, 8; Col. 7, 6, 6; Plin. 28, 10, 42, § 153; Vitr. 6, 9.—Adj.: căprīlis , e, of or pertaining to the goat: “semen, i. e. capellae,

2 Peter 2:13 And shall receive the reward of unrighteousness,
          as they that count it pleasure to riot in the day time.
          Spots they are and blemishes, sporting themselves
          with their own deceivings [delusions] while they feast with you;

          All musicians and rhetoricians are equated to parasites.

Entrupo (g1792) en-troo-fah'-o; from 1722 and 5171; to revel in: - sporting selves.
gamęliôi lechei [marriage couch-bed] hędonais, playing in the wind, exult over, treat haughtily or contemptuously, made a mock of, tinos sumphorais, III. use or abuse at pleasure
Entru^ph-aō

Paison paizô [pais]
4. to play (on an instrument), Hhymn. II. to sport, play, jest, joke, Hdt., Xen., etc.; p. pros tina to make sport of one, mock him,

Jim Hackney's justification for imposing musical instruments defined as "machines for doing hard work" mostly in making war.

The Spirit OF Christ for the Church of Christ (the Rock) in the wilderness ordained the Qahal, ekklesia or synagogue to quarantine the godly people from the Jacob-cursed and God-abandoned Levites involved in musical idolatry at mount Sinai. They got their job because they volunteered to execute 3,000 of their brethren.  The synagogue pattern continued without change to the time Jesus affirmed it:

Acts 15:21 For Moses of old time
        hath in every city
        them that preach him,
        being read in the synagogues every sabbath day.

Jesus "patterned" the synagogue as devoted only to Rest, Reading and Rehearsing the Word on the REST days when the Levites and most pagans held a "worship of the starry host" service and profaned the REST. The command is to "use one mind and one mouth to teach and learn that which is written for our learning and Comfort.  The elders are commanded to teach that which has been taught: both the synagogue and the Christian Assembly continued to READ the Word for Teaching and Comfort.

Paul didn't command men to LEAD a rote prayer. Lifting up holy palms was and is the symbol of men reading the Word of God.  The women had been "teachers over" men in their old paganism.  The command is that both are to be silent other than men like Jesus and Paul reading the assigned text.  If men obeyed the direct commands they would not have to worry about women wanting to get a degree and ALSO become professionals "seeing Godliness as a means of financial gain" or occupation.

1Timothy 2:12 But I suffer not a woman to teach, nor to usurp authority over the man, but to be in silence.

Si_gaō
, means silent and not just VOCAL while being ORDERLY.  Men have NO AUTHORITY to transmit to women to TEACH in the self-referenced or authentia authority form.keep silence, used by Hom. only in imper. siga, hush! be still! I 2. metaph. of things, “sigōn d' olethros kai mega phōnount' . . amathuneiA.Eu.935 (anap.); “surigges ou sigōsinId.Supp.181; “

The command SILENCES:  phōn-eō , (phōnē) Anaxarch.1: abs., cry aloud, as in joy, S.Tr.202; of a singer, “aoidos . . aiola phōneōnTheoc.16.44:—Pass., ta phōnēthenta sounds or words uttered, Pl.Sph. 262c, Ti.72a, cf. Longin.39.4.
4.
of a musical instrument, sound, E.Or.146 (lyr.); of sounds, hēdu phōnein sound sweetly, Plu.2.1021b; but brontē ph. it has a voice, is significant, X.Ap.12.

The command SILENCES:   surigx , iggos, , A.shepherd's pipe, Panspipe, “aulōn suriggōn t' enopēIl.10.13; “nomēes terpomenoi surigxi18.526; “suriggōn enopēh.Merc.512; “hupo ligurōn suriggōn hiesan audēnHes.Sc.278; “ou molpan suriggos ekhōnS.Ph.213 (lyr.); kalaminē s. Ar.Fr.719; “kat' agrous tois nomeusi surigx an tis eiēPl.R.399d.
Lifeless instruments are are Carnal Weapons and primarily women and gender-altered males performed with instruments and gibberish produced by driving themselves into mania or a state called "prophesying with instruments."

Paul said that women cannot be part of a Musical Worship Team (a heresy) nor can she play instruments.
Jim Hackney says that she can.

Men are to life HOLY hands (palms) in prayer--didn't say lead prayer as an ACT--to prevent wrath or an ORGY from breaking  out.  Orgy would be defined as singing, clapping and moving around claiming to worship A god: This is not a normal, rational act and is defined as "prophesying" in the pagan sense which does and intends to "take the eyes and mind off Jesus Christ and His Words."  Paul used the word mania or madness a practice of the Mad Women of Corinth and their gender-bent male counterparts.

The PURPOSE never grasped by the "worship and gender cult" is that Everyone be saved and come to a knowledge of the Truth which is the Word of Christ in the prophets and apostles as the only building or educating resource for those calling themselves Christian.

Paul puts performing men or women as OBSTACLES to hearing the Word of Truth.

Instrumental Music in Worship 
is a sin without redemption. The singing and harp-playing prostitute in the garden of Eden wholly seduced Eve.  The Word is filled with warnings until Romans 17 when the old Babylon Mother of Harlots uses self-speakers, singers and instrument players: John called them SORCERERS and said they will be cast alive into the lake of fire. He is Apollo, Abaddon or Apollyon and his musical worship team is the LOCUSTS which for the elect means the MUSES.

See Part Two with the usual "proof text" which all radically refute the Words of God.

Jim Hackney says: WE realize this will be uncomfortable for some of our members, as it is for some of us.

WE are going to sow discord and violate all of the commands, examples (all negative) and inferences if you grasp the meaning of Church as a School of Christ which provides COMFORT through the Word (Romans 15). WE are going to hurt you, split your families and steal your "investment" with the "lord" but WE need to do radical surgery because WE will make you better as soon as you grow used to "machines for doing hard work mostly in making war."

YOU don't get a choice because WE HIRELING are now WE LEADERSHIP and WE don't take votes. An elder's ruling is based on teaching that which has been taught already.  Physical property is held jointly and to turn a time-share condo into a crack house is not legal or moral.

That's just what Machiavelli, LeBon, Hitler and Lynn Anderson at Oak Hills ex church of christ

Jim Hackney says that GOD or "a spirit sperson" is leading the transistion into Instrumental Music: and you have to endure the massive discord until you get cultified.
Good news: go through changes: god is in the MIDDLE of your transistion; Your transistion is God's opportunity.
Most good happens during this discord.

We will look at Christ in Isaiah 3 to warn that WOMEN and BOYS (the effeminate as mark of all religious music) will rule over you.

To PROTECT us Christ provided us a TABERNACLE to get in out of the roaring attacks of Satan knowing that his time is short. This is an UMBRELLA or SAFE house for the tiny remnant under violent attack by the hireling-changelings.

God HATES music in the temple and He HATES those who sow discord: no one can hint about the use for INSTRUMENTS in the School of Christ and HIS WORD in the prophets and apostles who is not tasked to lead as many astray as possible. It is simply impossible to be so Biblically challenged that they do not know that God used the INSTRUMENT as the MARK of Scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites which in Ezekiel 33 means self-speakers, singers and instrument players.


In fact, the WHITE PAPER was written by a Female at Oak Hills lusting to Rock and Roll: a woman will ALWAYS be the dominant influence when the men decided to IMPOSE music as the exclusive role of females or effeminate males: the Bible and history knows no exception.

Lynn Anderson etal: While WE want to be considerate of feelings and comfort zones, WE should be much more interested in being obedient to God and considering what He desires.  “Am I now seeking the favor of men, or of God?  Or am I trying to please men?  If I were still pleasing men, I should not be a servant of Christ.” Gal.1:10.  Rather than asking what kind of worship WE are comfortable with, each of us should be asking what kind of worship is pleasing to God.

The musical idolatry at Mount Sinai was a sin without redemption.  While the Babylonian etal people served the clergy who rested on the seventh day, God ordained that the normal seventh day for the worship of the Astrial gods be a day of rest FROM religious rituals because you cannot do anything to ASSIST God.  Joshua could not give Israel REST because the people participated in Canaanite Baalism.  Messiah promised a day of REST where the assembly is defined by an ULMBRELLA word. This meant that the Church would be a Safe House from all of the thunder, lightening, rain and hail inflected by religious tyrants. In fact, the Assembly or REST day permitted only an assembly for Reading and Remembering the Word of Christ: A church of Christ is built upon the Prophets and Apostles and not on the curse of the sacrificial system.

Qahal, ekklesia, synagogue or Church of Christ (the ROCK) is exclusively our COMFORT ZONE.  Those who intend to lade you with burdens to make "worship services" one of the most stressful days of the week are in fact ANTI-Christian.


Wouldn't God have had to issue a directive expressing HIS WILL to impose instruments? Because of the lifted prooftexts, the instrumental discorders CLAIM that they are obeying the Command principle. We contend that any minimal Disciple can understand that God uses musical machines to identify the "serpent" or in Christ's Words "the singing and harp playing prostitute in the garden of Eden" and the Babylon Mother of Harlots in these end times when John calls the self-speakers, singers, instrument players, craftsmen (any religious teknokrat) and grinders or prostitutes.  John calls them SORCERERS and says they WILL be cast alive into the Lake of Fire.  Christ defined the Music-Means-Burning prophetic warning in Isaiah 30.

Jesus said that the Kingdom is WITHIN and it does not come with observation meaning Religious Services. That is why Christ (the Rock) instituted A School of the Word of God

Jim Hackney
Sunday morning May 19th the following announcement was made to the congregation.

This church has been on a quest since the beginning of the year to become a church that is committed to reaching people who are FAR FROM God.

Jesus sent the Evangelists to those "far away" both spiritually and geographically.  Jesus had an excellent Mega Temple if He intended to use musical instruments which were the DEVICES by which Israel fell from grace at Mount Sinai without any redemption.  God picked Jesus to be the Messiah to come and seek and save the lost: these are the Lost Spirits IN the World but not OF the World. The pattern was to send out heralds (they never tamper with the message) into all of the world: those who gladly received the mystery were baptized or washed with water INTO the Word or into the School of Christ.  Their spirits are translated into a heavenly kingdom and Jesus commanded them NOT to go out where people claimed to be HIS kingdom.  The kingdom of Christ is within us and we become Disciples: adults are rarely anxious to enlist in a class on Finance where the professor uses a "musical teaching" or a silly picking and grinning "band."

THE PROPHETIC TYPE TO PROVE THAT THE FAR AWAY DESPISE YOUR TREACHERY

Isaiah 33:11 Ye shall conceive chaff, ye shall bring forth stubble:
        your breath, as fire, shall devour you.
SPIRITUS
II .(a).  SPIRITUM Phoebus [Phoebus Apollo] mihi, Phoebus artem Carminis dedit, poetic spirit or inspiration, Camenae, spiritus ore tonat the desiring, coveting soul), Britannica
Isaiah 33:12 And the people shall be as the burnings of lime:
        as thorns cut up shall they be burned in the fire.
Isaiah 33:13 Hear, ye that are FAR OFF, what I have done; and, ye that are near, acknowledge my might.
Isaiah 33:14 The sinners in Zion are afraid; fearfulness hath surprised the hypocrites.
        Who among us shall dwell with the devouring fire?
        who among us shall dwell with everlasting burnings?

hypocrĭta or -es , ae, m., = hupokritēs. I.A mime who accompanied the delivery of an actor by gestures, Suet. Ner. 24; Quint. 2, 17, 12; 11, 3, 7.—
THE PROPHECY MADE MORE CERTAIN BY JESUS WHO CAST OUT THE MUSICAL MINSTRELS.
Matthew 24:50 The lord of that servant shall come in a day when he looketh not for him,
        and in an hour that he is not aware of,
Matthew 24:51 And shall cut him asunder, and appoint him his portion with the hypocrites:
        there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth. 
Hupo-kri^tēs , ou, ho,
I. interpreter or expounder,tēs di' ainigmōn phēmēsPl.Ti. 72b; “oneirōnLuc.Somn.17, etc.
II.in Att., one who plays a part on the stage, actor, Ar.V.1279, Pl.R.373b, Chrm. 162d, Smp.194b, X. Mem.2.2.9, etc.
2  of an orator, poikilos hu. kai perittos (of Dem.) Phld.Rh.1.197 S.; one who delivers, recites, declaimer,epōnTim.Lex. s.v. rhapsōdoi; rhapsodist, D.S.14.109, 15.7; this sense or sense 11.1 is possible in PCair.Zen.4.44 (iii B. C.).
3.  metaphor., pretender, dissembler, hypocrite, LXX Jb.34.30, 36.13, Ev.Matt.23.13, al.
Poikilos i^, ē, on,
2. of Art, p. humnos a song of changeful strain or full of diverse art, Pi.O.6.87; “poikilon kitharizōnId.N.4.14; “dedaidalmenoi pseudesi poikilois muthoiId.O.1.29; of style, “lexis poiētikōtera kai p.Isoc.15.47 (Comp.); skhēmatismoiD.H.Is.3.
THE WAY TO IDENTIFY THE HYPOCRITES GOD IS DRIVING INTO HELL WITH THEIR OWN BREATH (SPIRIT)

And his breath [SPIRIT], as rushing water in a valley, reach reach as far as the neck, and be divided, to confound the nations for their vain error; error also shall pursue them and overtake them. Isaiah 30:28 LXX

Must ye always rejoice, and go into my holy places continually, as they that keep a feast? and must ye go with a PIPE, as those that rejoice into the mountain of the Lord, to the God of Israel Isaiah 30:29 LXX

and the Lord shall make his glorious voice to be heard and the wrath of his arm, to make a display with wrath and anger and devouring flame: he shall lighten terribly, and his wrath shall be as water and violent hail. Isaiah 30:30 LXX

For by the voice of the Lord the Assyrians shall be overcome, even by the stroke where with he shall smite them. Isaiah 30:31 LXX

And it shall happen to him from every side, that they from whom their hope of assistance was, in which he trusted, themselves shall war against him in turn with DRUMS and with HARP. Isaiah 30:32 LXX

For thou shalt be required before thy time: has it been prepared for thee also to reign? nay, God has prepared for thee a deep trench, wood piled fire and much wood: the wrath of the Lord shall be as a trench kindled with sulphur. Isaiah 30:33 LXX

THE COMMAND WAS FOR THE EVANGELIST TO GO SEEK THOSE FAR AWAY.

CHURCH is the congregation and they have accepted the MEANING of the Gospel:

Come to ME all ye that labor and are heavy laden and I will give you rest.
And "Come learn of ME."

That PATTERN is for the elders (only) to teach that which HAS BEEN TAUGHT.

The Assembly is the prophesied SAFE HOUSE for the Disciples of Christ to come in until the storm blows over. Men who see godliness as a means of financial gain or occupation rather than service. have decided that Paul was wrong: they do not have to go out, suffer and die to be HONEST teachers.


The prophecy of Messiah was that He would SHUT DOWN the Jews "Covenant with Death and Hell" led by Scribes and Pharisees Jesus called HYPOCRITES.  In the Ezekiel 33 pattern Christ names self-speakers, singers and instrument players.  The prophecy was that the church would be an UMBRELLA or shelter for the blowing winds of wind blowers: it is described as a SAFE HOUSE like the synagogue where GODLY PEOPLE give attention (the only worship concept) to the Word and QUARANTINED from the always-pagan worship with superstitious and mind-blowing musical rituals used to pick the pockets of the poor.  Jesus paid it all: there is no DOLE for preachers who usurp the role of LEADER.

Jim Hackney says As a leadership group, we've been considering different opportunities to change our approach and methods for ministry while maintaining the same message of Jesus that we’ve always shared.

Jesus didn't command musical "worship" but A School were we REST and Come Learn of Me.
Jesus SPOKE one Hymn as far as we know once a year.
Jesus cast out the musical minstrels "more or less violently as one casts out dung" (prophesied in Isaiah 30)
Jesus called the MEN of that generation CHILDREN (boys) Piping hoping to get others to sing or lament and dance
Jesus commanded that we teach what HE commanded to be taught.  It is a dangerous thing lie about Jesus.

That's False Testimony and the discorded elders knew it. The MESSAGE of Jesus is to Cast out the musical minstrels more or less violently and to consigned the PIPERS to the marketplace. There, they piped searching out anyone who would submit to INITIATION by sexual molestation which made them "sing" or lament and dance.  ANY of the hypocritic or cunning craftsment INFILTRATORS is in direct opposition to the message of Jesus.


This fits the pattern: "we are JUST NOW looking for ways to change our APPROACH while teaching the same MESSAGE."  John defined the pattern in Revelation 17 warning about the rise of the Babylon Mother of Harlots.  SHE uses "lusted after fruits" (same as in Amos 8) as speakers, singers and instrument players.  John calls them SORCERERS who HAD deceived the whole world. Not to worry: the OUTING of the LOCUSTS or Muses in John's message is the MARK of the removal of the Lamps (seven spirits of Christ) and the signal that God is using the instrumental sounds to DRIVE Hise enemies into hell.  John says that they are being cast alive into the lake of fire.


The Universal ANTICHRIST thesis Prophesied in Psalm 41  The Judas Bag was for carrying the mouthpieces of wind instruments. Judas would try to SPOOK or Alarm Jesus.
Confirmed and defined in terms of so-called Instrumental Worship by Augustine

Matthew 27:31 And after that they had mocked him, they took the robe off from him,
        and put his own raiment on him, and led him away to crucify him.
Empaizō , fut. A.-xomaiLXXHb.1.10: pf. empepaikha ib.Nu.22.29:— mock at, mock, “tiniHdt.4.134;
3. Pass., to be deluded, Ev.Matt.2.16, AP10.56.2 (Pall.), Vett.Val.16.14; to be defrauded, of the revenues, Cod.Just.1.34.2.
II. sport in or on, “hōs nebros khloerais e. leimakos hēdonaisE.Ba. 866 (lyr.); tois khoroisin e. to sport in the dance, Ar.Th.975; “ gumnasiōLuc.Lex.5. 
Empaiktęs , ou, ho,A. mocker, deceiver, LXXIs.3.4,  2 Ep.Pet.3.3,   Ep.Jud. 18.
Isaiah 3.4 has Christ defining WOMEN and HOMOSEXUALS ruling over.
The Effeminate Worship leaders: most males mock
Worship Androgyny the Pagan Sexual Ideal Peter Jones

2 Peter 3 Marks of the End Time Mockers

Jude 8 defines the Musical Mockers as the ones defined in The Book of Enoch for whom God comes with ten thousands of His Saints
Paison paizô [pais] 2. esp. dance, “paisateOd.8.251; “dōma peristenakhizeto possin andrōn paizontōn23.147, cf. Hes.Sc.277; “p. te kai khoreueinalla pepaistai metriōs hēmin, of the chorus,
4. play on a musical instrument, h.Ap.206: c. acc., Pan ho kalamophthogga paizōnAr.Ra.230; dance and sing, Pi. O.1.16.
5.
play amorously,

Psalms 41 The prophecy was that the Levites who were soothsayers or sorcerers would treat Jesus like a never-commanded animal sacrifice. 
The Universal Christian ANTI--Thesis
Matthew 28:18 And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying,
        All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth.
Matthew 28:19 Go ye therefore, and teach all nations,
        baptizing them in the name [singular] of the Father, and of the Son,
        and of the Holy Ghost:
Matthew 28:20 Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you:
        and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen.

The Lost Spirits Jesus was sent to SEEK and SAVE will hear the message of the GOSPEL because they are pilgrims and soujourners on the earth and it will exert the ONLY power.

The PATTERN was to preach that Message that Jesus was sent to RESCUE them from religious burdens and translate their SPIRITS into a heavenly kindgom.

You have NO power to SEDUCE them.
The Church is built--edified or educated-on the Apostles and Prophets. The Spirit OF Christ  defined the Ekklesia-Synagogue both inclusively and exclusively.  Under the synagogue the godly people were to REST from what "church" wants to impose. They were to read or be taught the Word of God and Rehearse or meditate on it.

Both Jesus and Peter LIMITED the actions of the assembly to the "memory" the writers left "in part" and anyone who went BEYOND that was marked as a false teacher.

If you attended ACU or one
of the once-Christian schools that is spelled CENI. Jesus did NOT command any form of Music which would have violated the Spirit OF Christ defining the Church in the Wilderness.  On the contrary, Jesus spoke to the instrumental position by calling the Scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites: in the Ezekiel 33 version and the Greek and Latin literature a HYPOCRITE is a rhetorician, singer or instrument players. There are other prophetic warnings by the Spirit of Christ which warns against the musical VIOLENCE which will be done against Messiah. Click for Isaiah 50 for evidence which is made more certain when the Jewish clergy musically mocked Jesus.
Jim Hackney: As the leaders of Heritage Church of Christ, WE stand united before YOU today to give you an update on new outreach initiatives and upcoming changes.

The leaders of A Church of Christ consists of the ELDERS and DEACONS. 
In Ephesians 4 the Christ-ordained teachers are called Pastor-Teachers. Jesus ordained them SPECIFICILLY to be mature males able to SIT DOWN any of the "hypocritical mockers:
Eph 4:14 That we henceforth be no more children, tossed to and fro, 
        and carried about with every wind of doctrine,
        by the sleight of men, and cunning craftiness
        whereby they lie in wait to deceive;

-Fluctuo
 fluctus, to move in the manner of waves, i. e. to wave, rise in waves, undulate, to move to and fro, be driven hither and thither
I. Trop., to be restless, unquiet, uncertain, doubtful; to rage, swell; to waver, hesitate, vacillate, fluctuate,  Oratio II. In partic., formal language, artificial discourse,
-Oratio E. A prayer, an address to the Deity (eccl. Lat.): “respice ad orationem servi tui,Vulg. 3 Reg. 8, 28: “per orationes Dominum rogantes,id. 2 Macc. 10, 16: “pernoctans in oratione Dei,id. Luc. 6, 12.—Also absol., prayer, the habit or practice of prayer: “perseverantes in oratione,Vulg. Act. 1, 14: “orationi instate,id. Col. 4, 2; cf. Gell. 13, 22,

-cĭto . To put into quick motion, to move or drive violently or rapidly, to hurl, shake, rouse, excite, provoke, incite, stimulate, promote,
-Panourg-ęma  A. knavish trick, villainy, S.El.1387 (lyr.), LXX Si.1.6 (v.l.); sophistry, Gal.5.251; cf. panourgeuma.

Cunning craftiness has the same meaning as SOPHOS:

1Cor. 3:18 Let no man deceive himself. If any man among you
        seemeth to be wise [sophos] in this world,
        let him become a fool, that he may be wise.
1Cor. 3:19 For the wisdom of this world is foolishness with God.
        For it is written,
        He taketh the wise  sophia
        in their own craftiness. pa^nourg-ia
1Cor. 3:20 And again,
        The Lord knoweth the thoughts of the wise, sophōn
        that they are vain.
matai-os 
   
-Sophia A. cleverness or skill in handicraft and art, as in carpentry, tektonos, hos rha te pasēs eu eidē s. Il.15.412; of the Telchines, Pi.O.7.53; entekhnos s., of Hephaestus and Athena, Pl.Prt.32 1d; of Daedalus and Palamedes, X.Mem.4.2.33, cf. 1.4.2; in music and singing, tekhnē kai s. h.Merc.483, cf. 511; in poetry, Sol.13.52, Pi.O.1.117
Many (most) are called but few (almost none) are Chosen: to be chosen by Christ to be HIS disciples has the same meaning as the invites everyone to apply but he CHOOSES only those qualified. To say that FAITH ONLY SAVES is to deliberately try to HINDER those trying to enter into the Kingdom.
Hebrews 11:4 By faith Abel offered unto God a more excellent sacrifice than Cain, by which he obtained witness that he was righteous, God testifying of his gifts: and by it he being dead yet speaketh.
Hebrews 11:5 By faith Enoch was translated that he should not see death;
        and was not found, because God had translated him:
        for before his translation he had this testimony, that he pleased God.
Hebrews 11:6 But without faith it is impossible to please him:
        for he that cometh to God must believe that he is,
        and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.
inquīro , sīvi, sītum, 3, v. a. in-quaero,
I.  to seek after, search for, inquire into any thing (cf. anquirere).
verborum originem, The MEANING of Words
Hebrews 11:7 By faith Noah,
        being warned
of God of things not seen as yet, [heard]
        moved with fear, 
[believed]
       
prepared an ark to the saving of his house;
[obeyed and worked]
       
by the which he condemned the world,
        and became heir of the righteousness which is by faith.

The usurping leaders (ACU) stand UNITED because the elders who disagreed RESIGNED.

Jim Hackney: First of all, WE are excited to announce the beginning of a couple of new outreach ministries.  In addition to the “That Was Me” program and English as a Second Language Classes that are already in place, next month marks the beginning of a Celebrate Recovery Ministry.  This fall we will begin offering an Upward Sports program which is a family friendly sporting program for youth where kids can have fun and learn about Jesus.  The Outreach Committee is considering a number of other plans as well, because we are committed to reaching the lost and those in need where they live, work, and play.

The Laded Burden of Jesus and the SELF-pleasure outlawed by Paul in Romans 15 are the HAVING FUN.  The way to learn about Jesus is to "use one mind and one mouth to speak that which is written for our LEARNING.

Well, wasn't Jesus and all recorded history out of date when they said that the POWER of God to salvation is in HIS WORDS.  The kids will just understand that you INSULTS their intelligence when they are already tossing Rovers to Mars.


False teachers will do ANYTHING to keep everyone's eyes off the Word of Christ. CHURCH is ekklesia or synagogue called the Qahal or Church of Christ (the Rock) in the Wilderness was commanded to:
REST (to keep ministers of god off your backs), READ and REHEARSE the Word. This has the same never-musical message of SPEAKING the Word and MEDITATING in the heart. The LEADERS have no ROLE and no DOLE to set up programs as a social gospel.   The Restoration Movement was proposed with the following PATTERN:

Christ EXCLUDED vocal or instrumental rejoicing or self-speak rhetoric. The LAW which marks false invaders would also silence NON-TASKED agents.
The Campbells noted:

Church is A School of Christ
Worship is Reading and Musing the Word of God.

There are MANY examples by the command of Jesus, His endorsement of the synagogue to READ the Word and then SIT DOWN.  First, the epistles SILENCE all of the hypocritic or performing artists.

Jim Hackney: Among the suggestions we received for reaching more people was adding an option for worshipping with musical instruments.

That's a False Testimony: It might be blasphemy because it suggests that Jesus was too dumb to add rhetoricians, singers and instrument players as GIFTED men.  Instead, in Ephesians 4 Christ EXCLUDES all of the cunning craftsmen or sophists which are speakers, singers and instrument players who must be EXCISED so that the role of the School of the Word can function.  Paul ELEMINATED Diversity in Ephesians 4.


This is reading off the pages of the few others who have decided to DIVERT other people's congregation for their OWN agenda.  Using the performing or hypocritic arts and crafts to take other people's property is THE meaning of a heretic or sectarian.  The serpent was a musical enchanter(ess) and was the first Biblical example which is recorded on clay tablets 2,000 years old when Moses was born.

An elder would not take a survey to decide which way the wind was blowing before deciding how to BIND or LOOSE something radically anti biblical.  The small group of preachers all follow the same pattern by first usurping the unique role of elders by demoting them to being ONLY SHEPHERDS.  In the words of Rubel Shelly one of the early preachers partnering with the Christian Church declared that the elders were shepherds only of the Senior minister. Shelly says that the preacher is qualified by charisma, talent and training to be THE leader.  Therefore, the ploy of the preacher's


SURVEY  plants the response he wants.

Then, the preacher can say that he had nothing to do with it.  The goal is to imply that SO MANY want to do instrumental idolaters that the LEADERS (preacher) must comply with their CLAMOURINGS (instrumental and vocal noise).

Hackney KNOWS that when you have musical performers you ABSOLUTELY give all of your attention to the person, dress, mannerism, legs, instrument, performance style, lack of talent and the SOUND which Satan and Nimrod understood was a way to DISTORT the mind. Giving attendance to the WORD of Christ in the prophets and apostles is the ONLY meaning of worship.

The world is filled with INSTRUMENTAL churches. Whey lie, cheat and steal the church house of widows and meet the standards of TWO THINGS God hates:
He hates music in the holy places which is without redemption 
He hates people who SOW DISCORD while wearing the mask of a GOSPEL PREACHER.
Those who have called down the wrath of God on themselves acknowledge that "involvement" is about the same with or without instruments.

Jim Hackney: We realize that a cappella singing has been a longstanding tradition in our church,

That's False Testimony: The "tradition" word intends to deceive: the Church in the wilderness outlawed "vocal or instrumental rejoicing" including self-speaking. That was to permit God to speak through the Word. That had been ordained in Exodus 18 before Israel fell into musical idolatry and were sentenced to "beyond Babylon." That is fulfilled when you fit the pattern of Revelation 17-18.  The first major division in 373 was over imposing self-composed hymns instead of reciting the Words of God.  To say that NOT using instruments is a TRADITION is A RACA concept suggesting that it was just a deadly VIRUS passed on by one's godly parents who BOUGHT the now-stolen church property. 


What he MEANS is that NOT using instruments is just YOUR tradition. Tell him that Christ the Rock began that tradition in the wilderness AFTER the nobility fell into musical idolatry.  The TRADITION word is called psychological violence so that YOU are intimidated and dare not let anyone know that YOU are a traditionalists.  That was part of the pattern of perfidity when the merry band of men DECIDED to restructure ALL churches of Christ. Although they followed the pattern in Mein Kampf, they did not have the intellectual power to make it work. These people pretend that WE have apostolic and YOU--common material--will "gamble away your kingdom."

Jim Hackney: so we have spent a great deal of time studying the issue and for God to reveal his will as to what we should do. 

That's False Testimony: they looked over the isolated passages with "instrument" in it and have no interest in the context which marks people with a sin beyond redemption. This Lie List was concocted by the NACCs or before the Christian Church was organized in 1927 by O.E. Payne.  They did not and CANNOT simply look at the Word and define words.  We will show that this is a BLASPHEMY each and every time they mention a Jacob-Cursed and God-Abandoned Levite making exorcism noise: their Service (Abaddown) was to Prophesy with instruments: that means that they were soothsayers or SORCERERS performing EXORCISM in the not-commanded sacrificial system. 

God spoke through the PROPHETS by the Spirit OF Christ and the prophets made more certain by Jesus who guided the writers into all truth for all times.

Hebrews 1:1 God, who at sundry times and in divers manners spake in time past unto the fathers by the prophets,
Hebrews 1:2 Hath in these last days spoken unto us by his Son,
        whom he hath appointed heir of all things, by whom [as WORD] also he made the worlds;

Hebrews 1:8 But unto the Son he saith, Thy throne, O God, is for ever and ever:
        a sceptre of righteousness is the sceptre of thy kingdom.
A Church of Christ is built upon or EDUCATED by the Prophets and Apostles with Christ inspiring all.  God is not going to tell you to SOW DISCORD and Mock His Son by trying to silence Him.

Lynn Anderson's List of Proof Texts to Subvert Oak Hills

That's False Testimony: God in Christ HAS revealed all of His Will needed for Life and Godliness:
and a claim that JESUS Who IS the in-person Holy Spirit told them to deliberately violate all commands and laws of decency.  That is defined in Jeremiah 23 by Christ as BLASPHEMY.  The "spirit" person who spoke through the leaders was the Spirit OF Apollo, Abaddon or Apollyon. 

ANOTHER PROOF THAT THE BEAST EATS UP YOUR CHURCH WITH MUSIC
SPIRITUS
II .(a).  SPIRITUM Phoebus [Phoebus Apollo] mihi, Phoebus artem Carminis dedit, poetic spirit or inspiration, Camenae, spiritus ore tonat the desiring, coveting soul), Britannica

Erōtos...sophian . sophian is here predicate (against Rückert) and stands for sophias ergon. {ergon meaning hard work which also defines organon or a musical instrument
Sophia , Ion. -, , prop. A.cleverness or skill in handicraft and art,
n music and singing, tekhnē kai s. h.Merc.483, cf. 511; in poetry, Sol.13.52, Pi.O.1.117, Ar.Ra.882, X.An.1.2.8,  in divination, S.OT 502 (lyr.)
Apollōn aneuren. For Apollo as the inventor of toxikē, see Hom. Il. II. 827; of mantikē, Il. I. 72; of iatrikē, 190 E ff. supra. See also h. Hom. Apoll. 131 ff.; and for mantikē in connexion with the cult of Apollo.

II .(a).  SPIRITUM Phoebus [Phoebus Apollo] mihi, Phoebus artem Carminis dedit, poetic spirit or inspiration, Camenae, spiritus ore tonat the desiring, coveting soul), Britannica
Camena Numa devoted a grove to the Muses in the vicinity of Rome before the Porta Capena, Liv. 1, 21, 3; “Vitr 8, 3, 1.—They had also, probably in the same place, a temple
B. Meton., poetry, a poem, song: “summā dicende Camenā,
The BEAST is a new style of music or dramaacceptus novem Camenis,
acceptus  I. In gen., to take a person or thing to one's self: leno ad se accipiet hominem et aurum, will take the man and his money to himself (into his house),
 
Nŏvo narrationem subjungit, sed propositionem, i. e. deviates from the rule,
B. In partic., in a political respect: novare res, to alter the existing constitution, to overthrow the government, make or effect a revolution:

Camena  poetry, a poem, song: summā dicende Camenā
Erōtos...sophian . sophian i and stands for sophias ergon. ergon meaning hard work which also defines organon or a musical instrument "a MACHINE for doing hard work mostly making war."
Sophia , Ion. -, , prop. A.cleverness or skill in handicraft and art,
In music and singing, tekhnē kai s. h.Merc.483, cf. 511; in poetry, Sol.13.52, Pi.O.1.117, Ar.Ra.882, X.An.1.2.8,  in divination, S.OT 502 (lyr.)
The Muses or MUSICIANS are the Musical Worship Team of Apollyon or Abaddon.
Jim Hackney: The shepherds are in unanimous agreement that scripture does not prohibit the use of instruments in our worship,

But only after a few resigned: there is no reason that elders chosen in modern institutions should be APT to teach and probably hire preachers to be their FRONT MEN.  No Disciple could ever say that Scripture DOES NOT prohibit all of the hypocritic arts and crafts of the Scribes and Pharisees.  I am quite certain that they have never read the PROPHETS and the Church has the UNIQUE role of Edifying or Education by the Prophets and Apostles with Christ being the Author and Finisher of the inclusive and exclusive role of an ekklesia which does not do WORSHIP RITUALS to which Jesus said the Kingdom DOES NOT COME.

THE PREACHER WANTS TO BLOW THE TRUMPET AND THE ELDERS SAY: YA MAN, AWESOME.

Jesus called the Scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites: in the Ezekiel 33 version Christ names self-speakers, singers and instrument players. It IS true that Jesus never said "Thou shalt NOT be a hypocrite."  The Levites were soothsayers or sorcerers and the speakers, singers and instrument players in Revelation 18 are called sorcerers and WILL BE cast alive into the lake of fire. It is true: John did not say 'thou shalt not be a sorcerer."

Ezek. 33:3 If when he seeth the sword come upon the land,
        he blow the trumpet, and warn the people;

Ezek. 33:4 Then whosoever heareth the sound of the trumpet, and taketh not warning;
        if the sword come, and take him away, his blood shall be upon his own head. 

This was OUTLAWED for the Church in the wilderness: Common decency when God's Word (only) is being taught.

Ezek. 33:30 Also, thou son of man,
        the children of thy people still are talking against thee
        by the walls and in the doors of the houses,
        and speak one to another, every one to his brother, saying,
        Come, I pray you, and hear what is the word that cometh forth from the LORD.
Ezek. 33:31 And they come unto thee AS the people cometh,
        and they sit before thee AS my people,
        and they hear thy words, but they will not do them:
        for with their mouth they shew much love,
        but their heart goeth after their covetousness.

Christ's definition of nothing of value

Ezekiel 33:32NIV Indeed, to them you are nothing more
        than one who sings love songs with a beautiful voice
        and plays an instrument well, for they hear your words
        but do not put them into practice.

Ezek. 33:33 When all this comes true–and it certainly will–
        then they will know that a prophet was among them."

Jameson Fawcett Brown notes: Vulgate translates, "They turn thy words into a song of their mouths." heart goeth after covetousness--the grand rival to the love of God; therefore called "idolatry," and therefore associated with impure carnal love, as both alike transfer the heart's affection from the Creator to the creature.

SING in Scripture or the Greek world was NOT a musical production which is ANTI-teaching.

But the ancient and, almost universally, the primitive idea of music is LIKE THAT OF SPEECH in which most inflections are in fact cadences, while rising inflexions express less usual sentiments, such as surprise or interrogation.
Matthew 24:38 For as in the days that were before the flood they were eating and drinking,
        marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noe entered into the ark,
Matthew 24:39 And knew not until the flood came, and took them all away;
        so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.

Matthew 24:50 The lord of that servant shall come in a day when he looketh not for him,
        and in an hour that he is not aware of,
Matthew 24:51 And shall cut him asunder, and appoint him his portion with the hypocrites:
        there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth. 
Hupo-kri^tēs , ou, ho,
I. interpreter or expounder,tēs di' ainigmōn phēmēsPl.Ti. 72b; “oneirōnLuc.Somn.17, etc.
II.in Att., one who plays a part on the stage, actor, Ar.V.1279, Pl.R.373b, Chrm. 162d, Smp.194b, X. Mem.2.2.9, etc.
2  of an orator, poikilos hu. kai perittos (of Dem.) Phld.Rh.1.197 S.; one who delivers, recites, declaimer,epōnTim.Lex. s.v. rhapsōdoi; rhapsodist, D.S.14.109, 15.7; this sense or sense 11.1 is possible in PCair.Zen.4.44 (iii B. C.).
3.  metaphor., pretender, dissembler, hypocrite, LXX Jb.34.30, 36.13, Ev.Matt.23.13, al.
Poikilos i^, ē, on,
2. of Art, p. humnos a song of changeful strain or full of diverse art, Pi.O.6.87; “poikilon kitharizōn Id.N.4.14; “dedaidalmenoi pseudesi poikilois muthoiId.O.1.29; of style, [LAW] “lexis poiētikōtera kai p.Isoc.15.47 (Comp.); “skhēmatismoiD.H.Is.3.
The Prophets by the Spirit OF Christ were made more certain by Jesus of Nazareth Whom God made to be both Lord and Christ.  Peter MARKS the instrumental mockers and says that these affirmed prophecies are Supernaturally Affirmed and  and left for out MEMORY: therefore;
2 Peter  1:20 Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation.

Epi-lusis,  A. a Release from fear. A.The.134. 2. solution, sophismatôn. explanation, 2 Ep.Pet.1.20       

Mic. 2:11 If a man walking in the spirit and falsehood do lie, saying, I will prophesy unto thee of wine and of strong drink; he shall even be the prophet of this people.
 

[B]. Sophos 1. properly, skilled in any handicraft or art, cunning in his craft, Theogn., etc; of a charioteer, Pind.; of poets and musicians, of a soothsayer, Soph., etc.

2. clever in matters of common life, wise, prudent, shrewd, s. andres Thessaloi shrewd fellows, the Thessalians! Hdt.; polla sophos Aesch.; meizô sophian sophos Plat., etc.; tôn sophôn kreissô better than all craft, Soph.; sophon [esti] c. inf., Eur.

Sophia A.cleverness or skill in handicraft and art, in music and singing, technęikai s. h.Merc.483, cf. 511; in poetry, Poetry Pindar 1, 117 Ar.Ra.882, X.An.1.2.8,

[C].  Rhętor-ikos , ę, on, oratorical, hę rhętorikę (sc. technę) rhetoric; of persons, skilled in SPEAKING, fit to be an ORATOR
Hupokritikos , ę, on, belonging to hupokrisis 11 , skilled therein, esti phuseôs to hu. einai having a good delivery, Arist.Rh.1404a15 .
2. suited for speaking or delivery, (sc. technę) the art of delivery, (but, the actor's art, .
3. metaph., acting a part, pretending to

Hupokrinomai

I. to reply, make answer, answer, Hom., Hdt.
2. to expound, interpret, explain,  
II. of actors, to answer on the stage: hence to play a part, be an actor
2. to represent dramatically: hence to exaggerate
3. metaph. to play a part, to feign, pretend,

2Pet. 2:1 But there were false prophets also among the people,
        even as there shall be false teachers among you,
        who privily shall bring in damnable heresies,
        even denying the Lord that bought them, and bring upon themselves swift destruction.
2Pet. 2:2 And many shall follow their pernicious ways;
        by reason of whom the way of truth shall be evil spoken of.

2Pet. 2:3  And through covetousness shall they with
        feigned words make merchandise of you:
        whose judgment now of a long time lingereth not,
        and their damnation slumbereth not.

IT'S A FACT: GOD NEVER SAID: THOU SHALT NOT BE A HYPOCRITE!

Because "vocal or instrumental rejoicing" and "self-speak" was outlawed for the Church in the Wilderness, and this never changed by the godly Jews, then you would need a COMMAND to violate the direct command of Christ (the Rock) for the Church in the wilderness.

The Levites were turned over to worship the starry host (missed Acts 7?) because of musical idolatry at Mount Sinai and God sentenced them to captivity and death beyond Babylon meaning "no redemption."  God did not command the Civil-Military-Clergy complex and Christ called them robbers and parasite.  Sacrificial Instrument players were called Primary Parasites.  God never said, "thou shalt NOT be a parasite."  Furthermore, ALL of the New Testament is filled with DIRECT repudiation of religious instrument players who in polite society were said to be "drunk, perverted or just having fun--mocking."


Jim Hackney:  but WE also recognize that many of our members would still prefer a cappella singing.

ALL of the members made their choice to attend a church which did NOT use instruments: they had many choices.  One of the really bad claims is that NOT using instruments is just their PREFERENCE.

If you remember Romans 14 Paul outlawed "doubtful disputations" which were common in the marketplace where people gathered to enjoy pagan religions.
Disputing (1261) (dialogismos from diá. Disputing” implies a questioning mind and suggests an arrogant attitude by those who assume they’re always right. Arguing with others in the body of Christ is disruptive.
Dialogismos is used 11 times in the Septuagint (LXX) (Ps 40:5, 56:5, 92:5, 94:11, 139:2, 139:20, 146:4, Isa 59:7, Jer 4:14, Lam 3:60-61) Dialogismos often means the perverse, vain thinking which contemplates destruction (Ps. 94:11), and is turned against God (Jer. 4:14; Isa. 59:7) and against the godly (Ps. 56:5).

NIDNTT notes that... In the NT dialogizomai (related verb) and dialogismos are always used with a slightly depreciatory connotation. The thoughts of the human heart do not necessarily lead, as the Greeks thought, to a knowledge of the truth (cf. 1 Cor. 1:21-25), but are evil (Mk. 7:21; Matt. 15:19), full of doubt and suspicion (Mk. 2:6, 8; Lk. 5:22; 6:8), moved by the passing moment (Lk. 3:15), full of greed (Lk. 12:17; 20:14), always concerned with the superficial (Mk. 8:16f.; Matt. 16:7f.) and full of sly calculation (Matt. 11:25; Mk. 11:31).

In Romans 15 Paul defines what he calls synagogue as "gathering, assembling or coming together."  We know that the Church of Christ (the Rock) outlawed vocal or instrumental rejoicing or any self-speaking."  Paul has been led into all truth by the Resurrected Holy Spirit Christ and outlaws SELF-pleasure: both in the Latin and Greek this outlaws any of they hypocritic arts and crafts: rhetoric, singing, playing, drama.
Romans 15:1 We then that are strong ought to bear the infirmities of the weak, and not to please ourselves.
Romans 15:2 Let every one of us please his neighbour for his good to edification.
Romans 15:3 For even Christ pleased not himself; but, as it is written,
        The reproaches [musically mocked and exposed His nakedness] of them that reproached thee fell on me.
Romans 15:4 For whatsoever things were written aforetime were written for our learning,
            that we through patience and comfort [
paraklēseōs] of the scriptures might have hope.
Romans 15:5 Now the God of patience and consolation grant
        you to be likeminded one toward another according to Christ Jesus:
Romans 15:6 That ye may with one mind and one mouth glorify God, even the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.
Romans 15:7 Wherefore receive ye one another, as Christ also received us to the glory of God.

This is identical to Colossians 3:16 and Ephesians 5 because the PSALLO word has NOT inherent "musical" meaning: it means pluck something with your fingers and NEVER with a guitar pick: it PRECLUDES a flute, fiddle, drums, organ or piano.

If Widow Jones helps to found, finance and support a congregation devoted to the WORD then SHE gets what she prefers unless bandits move in and drive her out into the cold.  NOT using instruments called a preference is another LIE.  The Disciples-Christian churches invented the PSALLO word to justify their already sowing of discord in 1886.  Why is it that the UNIVERSAL practice of NOT using instruments from the Church in the wilderness onward is JUST HER PREFERENCE.  How is it that WE get to USURP her Biblical preference so OUR bonded buddies can PERFORM and Mock Jesus?

Why is it that the universal scholarship proves that musical instruments have no Biblical basis, why would it now be a PREFERENCE for people to decide NOT to do what is condemned?

When you are a minimalists Disciple of Christ you don't need a LAW to prevent you from deliberately sowing discord, offending many and stealing the church house of widows and honest workers.  How is it that Israel engaged in Instrumental Idolatry at Mount Sinai and that was a sin without redemption, and the "scholars" claim that they cannot see ANYTHING?
Hebrews 12:18 For ye are not come unto the mount that might be touched, and that burned with fire, nor unto blackness, and darkness, and tempest,
Hebrews 12:19 And the sound of a trumpet, and the voice of words;
        which voice they that heard intreated that the word should not be spoken to them any more:
Hebrews 12:20 (For they could not endure that which was commanded, And if so much as a beast touch the mountain, it shall be stoned, or thrust through with a dart:
Hebrews 12:21 And so terrible was the sight, that Moses said, I exceedingly fear and quake:)
Hebrews 12:22 But ye are come unto mount Sion,
        and unto the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem,
        and to an innumerable company of angels,
Hebrews 12:23 To the general assembly and church of the firstborn, which are written in heaven,
        and to God the Judge of all, and to the spirits of just men made perfect,
Hebrews 12:24 And to Jesus the mediator of the new covenant, and to the blood of sprinkling,
        that speaketh better things than that of Abel.
Hebrews 12:25 See that ye refuse not him that speaketh.
        For if they escaped not who refused him that spake on earth,
        much more shall not we escape, if we turn away from him that speaketh from heaven:
Hebrews 12:26 Whose voice then shook the earth: but now he hath promised, saying,
        Yet once more I shake not the earth only, but also heaven.
Hebrews 12:27 And this word, Yet once more,
        signifieth the removing of those things that are shaken, as of things that are made,
        that those things which cannot be shaken may remain.
Hebrews 12:28 Wherefore we receiving a kingdom which cannot be moved,
        let us have grace, whereby we may serve God acceptably with reverence and godly fear:
Hebrews 12:29 For our God is a consuming fire.

Jim Hackney: Therefore, after much prayer and deliberation, WE  have decided together that the addition of an instrumental worship service would be beneficial to our quest to reach the lost. Beginning this fall, we plan to add a 3rd service on Sunday evenings that WILL  include instrumental worship but otherwise will be fundamentally the same as the morning services. The two Sunday morning services will continue to be a cappella.

The 3rd Service is THE PATTERN: We will still be A cappella AS WE PROMISED, but, ha, ha, we WILL impose musical instruments.  Jim Hackney asks, "Where do we get authority for Instrumental Worship?"  According to the Bible and all recorded history beginning with Clay Tablets: The Devil Made me do it. 

From The Sons of God:

Genun the Canaanite, son of Lamech the Blind, living in the Land of the Slime Pits,

was ruled by Azael from his earliest youth,
and invented all sorts of
musical instruments. When he played these,

Azael entered into them too,
so that they gave forth
seductive tunes entrancing the hearts of all listeners.

Genun would assemble companies of musicians, who inflamed one another with music until their lust burned bright like fire, and they lay together promiscuously. He also brewed beer, gathered great crowds in taverns, gave them to drink, and taught them to forge iron swords and spear-points, with which to do murder at random when they were drunk.

9. Many details of the Genun story, taken from the fifth-century A.D. Ethiopian Book of Adam, are paralleled in midrashic writings.

Although Genun's name suggests "Kenan," who appears in Genesis V:9 as the son of Enoch, he is a composite Kenite character: the invention of musical instruments being attributed in Genesis to Jubal,

and of edged iron blades to his brother Tubal Cain.
Genun
was said to occupy "the Land of the Slime Pits," namely the southern shores of the Dead Sea (Genesis XIV:10), doubtless because the evil city of Sodom stood there (see 32:6).
The NAGA: The Serpent is a Musical Enchanter(ess) or the singing and harp playing prostitute in the Garden of Eden says the Spirit OF Christ
See the connection between Naga or serpent worship and speaking in tongues

See Devil and Serpent Worship Index

See the Farmer's Branch Appeal to NAGAN
 

"The triumphal hymn of Moses had unquestionably a religious character about it; but the employment of music in religious services, though idolatrous, is more distinctly marked in the festivities which attended the erection of the golden calf." (Smith's Bible Dictionary, Music, p. 589).

Acts 7:41 And they made a calf in those days,
        and offered sacrifice unto the idol,
        and rejoiced in the
works of their own hands.
Euphrainō , Ep. euphr-, fut. Att.155.12, Pi.I.7(6).3
Pind. I. 6 Just as we mix the second bowl of wine when the men's symposium is flourishing, here is the second song of the Muses for Lampon's children and their athletic victories: first in Nemea, Zeus, in your honor they received the choicest of garlands,
Acts 7:42 Then God turned,
        and gave them up to worship the host of heaven;
        as it is written in the book of the prophets,
        O ye house of Israel, have ye offered to me slain beasts
        and sacrifices by the space of forty years in the wilderness?
No: we suggest that based on Jim's Fellow Travelers, he has been warming the waters to boil the frogs since the key ARMAGEDDON (war of words) launch around the turn of the Century. Seemingly it is built into the genetics that at the turn of each century there arises a BAND of people preaching "The holiness of Sin."  A Disciple of Christ waged to teach that which has been taught would NEVER pray that Christ would give them Divine permission to use instruments and drive out members claiming to attract different members.

But, not for long if Jim follows the Rick Atckley patternism.

Jesus SENT OUT the evangelists who deserve support and told them EXACTLY what to teach as a condition that HE as Holy Spirit (1 John2) would continue to be with them.  The GUESTS came to YOUR church because you DIDN'T do brain and spirit damage by not-too-cute or talented instrument players.  The Assembly is a SAFE HOUSE for those the honest evangelist has collected. It does not modify its DOCTRINE to satisfy the GUESTS.  People who visit my house do not get the right to bring their skunk-tainted hunting dog in.

Jim Hackney: WE realize this will be uncomfortable for some of our members, as it is for some of US.

See Lynn Anderson's "proofs" for imposing instruments: machines for doing hard work mostly making war.

This was used by Lynn Anderson's Daughter  to discord Max Lucado's elders
While WE want to be considerate of feelings and comfort zones, WE should be much more interested in being obedient to God and considering what He desires.  “Am I now seeking the favor of men, or of God?  Or am I trying to please men?  If I were still pleasing men, I should not be a servant of Christ.” Gal.1:10.  Rather than asking what kind of worship WE are comfortable with, each of us should be asking what kind of worship is pleasing to God.
The ONLY worship concept ordained by the Spirit OF Christ in the Wilderness and in Jerusalem is to:
Acts 15:21 For Moses
        of old time hath
        in every city them that preach him,
        being read in the synagogues every sabbath day.

That was the PATTERN for worship practiced and commanded by Jesus, practiced and commanded by Paul, and practiced by the historic Church of Christ until after Constantine when SINGING as LITURGY was imposed in 373 by an unwashed bishop getting paid for the first time and which split the east and west churches.

The Pattern of Jesus and Paul was to give attendance to the READING of the Word for COMFORT and DOCTRINE.
Jesus died to give us REST from the laded burden (arousal songs) and the burden laders (temple musicians were called parasites)
If you PLAN to create DISCOMFORT then you are deliberately being an ANTI-Christ Wh commanded that we teach what HE commanded to be taught.


Both music in the TEMPLE and Sowing of Discord are two things GOD HATES:
how could He not hate and despise the deliberate Discorder.  The pattern is that you can DISCORD up to half of the owners, chase them out and REPLENISH jiffy quick.  It has NOT happened with Thought Leader Rick Atchley who just now has a bit fewer members in THREE (campuses) than before he IMPOSED.

That's False Testimony
: the INSTRUMENTS are imposed intending to sow discord because probably the preacher has decided that HE and his clique are comfortable with instruments and as they say "intend to infiltrate and divert YOUR church into a theater for holy entertainment." 

The Mein Kampf Upsetting Your Comfort Zones to make you hate your "traditionalist" mother


Probably the most evil person in your community would not turn their mother's house into a "theater for holy entertainment." If he wanted to escape hell he would LEAVE, buy his own house and stock it with all of the MECHANICAL DEVICES.

Promise Keepers claim that and Lynn Anderson

"The spirits are energizing the "revival" through a sense of love, joy, peace, compassion and the need for accountability" through small groups. The pronounced method of changing a group from where they want to be to where you want them to be is to upset their equilibrium by "moving them out of their comfort zone."

Jesus died to become the COMFORTER or Holy Spirit: He teaches while WE rest from the previous clergy.  He teaches and COMFORTS when the elders (only) teach that which HAS been taught. Paul outlawed the performing arts and crafts in Romans 15 and defined the SCRIPTURES as for our COMFORT.  If you PRESUME to upset THEIR comfort zones then you INTEND to lead them further into the pit.

The PURPOSE intends to "Upset your Comfort Zones" until you have learned to live with the DIScomfort.  That is called psychological violence and Mein Kampf defines it very well. YOU have no right to upset people's COMFORT ZONES because they BOUGHT the place so they could come in and be A School of Christ.  If little-Jimmy-Jumpup wants to howl like a dog while you are learning to READ then we have PILLS or CELLS for Little Jimmy.  This is called Dissociation and the intention is to INDUCE mild schizophrenia so that you learn to HATE your "traditionalists" mother and are willing to be taken captiv


Jim Hackney: Further we are saddened that some of our leadership felt compelled to step down from their position during this process even though WE all agreed it was not a biblical issue. 

Because it sowed discord which a group of elders are there to prevent by not doing anything unless there is agreement, this IS a Biblical issue because it begins by sowing discord among the LEADERS whose role the new aggressive preachers have usurped.  When people say that it is not a Bible issue then we have to look to the Strong Delusions sent by people who do not love the truth.  Strong delusions make you believe that God commands Lying Wonders which includes self-speaking, singing, playing instruments or drama in the pagan belief that your gods are so infantile that YOU can make them jump for joy when the instruments sound.  That is the claim of the NACC handlers of ALL of the 'diversions' of peaceable churches.

David Faust: I . In the Old Testament the Lord didn't merely "permit" the use of musical instruments as aids to worship. He commanded their use. 2. In the old Testament the Lord didn't merely "permit' the use of musical instruments as aids to worship. He blessed their use.

Second Chronicles 5:14 adds an important point about the dedication of the temple. After the instrumentalists and the singers joined together in united praise to the Lord, the next verse says, "Then the temple of the Lord was filled with a cloud, and the priests could not perform their service because of the cloud, for the glory of the Lord filled the temple of God" God's "glory" in the form of a cloud
        was an expression of God's joy, pleasure, approval, and delight.

God was making known His presence in a very intense and powerfful way. The people not only honored the Lord as they played instruments and sang together, but they did so withh God's full and hearty approval. The Lord didn't just put up with the use of musical instruments;
        He smiled upon it, and expressed great delight and pleasure
        in the way His people praised Him through a combination of singing an instrumental accompaniment

The Godly Jews never in recorded history assembled for congregational singing with instrumental accompaniment: when you blow 120 trumpets that does not make MUSIC but a terrifying sound: the godly people were outside the gates or the Levites were to EXECUTE THEM.

Thus saith the Lord of hosts, the God of Israel;
       Put your burnt offerings unto your sacrifices, and eat flesh. Jeremiah 7:21 

21. Put ... burnt offerings unto ... sacrifices ... eat flesh--Add the former (which the law required to be wholly burnt) to the latter (which were burnt only in part), and "eat flesh" even off the holocausts or burnt offerings. As far as I am concerned, saith Jehovah, you may do with one and the other alike. I will have neither (Isa 1:11 Ho 8:13 Am 5:21,22).

For I spake NOT unto your fathers, nor commanded them
        in the day that I brought them out of the land of Egypt,
       concerning burnt offerings or sacrifices: Jeremiah 7:22

Some people are so simple that they might say that WE can be rightous AND burn innocent animals without tainting either.  They say, "If we add instruments we are STILL singing."

But this thing commanded I them, saying,
       Obey my voice, and I will be your God, and ye shall be my people:
       and walk ye in all the ways that I have commanded you,
       that it may be well unto you. Jeremiah 7:23

God hath not said, thou shalt not sing and play instruments and pretend that you are worshiping Me.

But they HEARKENED NOT, nor inclined their ear,
       but walked in the counsels and in the imagination of their evil heart,
       and went backward, and not forward. Jeremiah 7:24

DOES GOD REALLY ONLY HATE THEIR "MENTAL ATTITUDE" WHEN THEY ARE WORSHIPING IDOLS AS AT MOUNT SINAI?

Amos 5:21 I hate, I despise your feast days,
        and I will not smell in your solemn assemblies.
Amos 5:22 Though ye offer me burnt offerings and your meat offerings,
        I will not accept them: neither will I regard the peace offerings of your fat beasts.
Amos 5:23 Take thou away from me the noise of thy songs;
        for I will not hear the melody of thy viols.


BUT, does not mean do these things with a good mental attitude but INSTEAD OF:

Amos 5:24 BUT. let judgment run down as waters, and righteousness as a mighty stream.
Amos 5:25 Have ye offered unto me sacrifices and offerings in the wilderness forty years, O house of Israel?

Did God command sacrifices and offerings in the wilderness for forty years. No. God did not command them.  However, without a command they worshipped the Astrial gods from Egypt onward:

Amos 5:26 But ye have borne the tabernacle of your Moloch and Chiun your images,
        the STAR of your god, which ye MADE TO YOURSELVES 
Amos 5:27 Therefore will I cause you to go into captivity beyond Damascus,
        saith the LORD, whose name is The God OF hosts.

You see THEY worshipped the HOST of Heaven and that is the Instrumentalist's patten.  If they do anything on their own then they are not worshiping THE GOD OF HOSTS:

"The triumphal hymn of Moses had unquestionably a religious character about it; but the employment of music in religious services, though idolatrous, is more distinctly marked in the festivities which attended the erection of the golden calf." (Smith's Bible Dictionary, Music, p. 589).

Acts 7:41 And they made a calf in those days,
        and offered sacrifice unto the idol,
        and rejoiced in the
works of THEIR own hands.
Euphrainō , Ep. euphr-, fut. Att.155.12, Pi.I.7(6).3
Pind. I. 6 Just as we mix the second bowl of wine when the men's symposium is flourishing, here is the second song of the Muses for Lampon's children and their athletic victories: first in Nemea, Zeus, in your honor they received the choicest of garlands, [5] and now in honor of the lord of the Isthmus and the fifty Nereids, for the victory of the youngest son, Phylacidas. May there be a third libation of honey-voiced songs to pour over Aegina in honor of Zeus Soter of Olympia.
        [10] For if a man, rejoicing in expense and toil, achieves godly excellence,
        and a divinity [
daimōn] sows the seed of lovely fame in him,
        then he already casts his anchor on the farthest shore of prosperity,
        since he is honored by the gods
Toil is Ponos A.work, esp. hard work, toil, 4. work, task, business,
II. stress, trouble, distress, suffering, III. anything produced by work,
III. anything produced by work, a work

Jesus died to RELEASE us from whatever comes into your mind:
2. generally, toil, labour,epei pausanto ponouIl.1.467
I. bear or carry a load, 2. of wind, bear along,
III. endure, suffer, 2. freq. with modal words, “pēmata kosmō ph.Pi.P.3.82; “sigē kakaE.Hec.738; “orgē ton polemon
5. pay something due or owing, phoron tessara talanta ph. pay as a tax or tribute,
sunodon ph. subscribe to the expense of a meeting, 2. carry away as booty or prize,
pherein alone, rob a temple, plunder,theōn hieraE.Hec.804; generally, get for one's own use and profit, take and carry away, esp. to one's own home, hupokritikōs, astatōs,I. to be borne or carried involuntarily, esp. to be borne along by waves or winds, to be swept away,
E.Hec.804; Now if this principle, when referred to you, is to be set at nothing, and they are to escape punishment who murder guests or dare to plunder the temples of gods
Acts 7:42 Then God turned,
        and gave them up to worship the host of heaven;
        as it is written in the book of the prophets,
        O ye house of Israel, have ye offered to me slain beasts
        and sacrifices by the space of forty years in the wilderness?

Acts 7:43 Yea, ye took up the tabernacle of Moloch, and the star of your god Remphan,
        figures which ye made to worship them:
        and I will carry you away beyond Babylon.
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These false teachers who suddenly got unleashed at the 6,000 year mark BUILD on the foundation of the sacrificial system which the Spirit OF Christ said GOD DID NOT COMMAND: if He turrns you over to worship the starry host BECAUSE of musical idolatry then musical sacrifices IS idolatry.

Because Ephraim hath made many altars to sin, altars shall be unto him to sin. Hosea 8:11

I have written to him the great things of my law, but they were counted as a strange thing. Hosea 8:12
They sacrifice flesh for the sacrifices of mine offerings, and eat it; but the Lord accepteth them not;
now will he remember their iniquity, and
visit their sins: they shall return to Egypt. Hosea 8:13

For Israel hath forgotten his Maker, and buildeth temples;
and Judah hath
multiplied fenced cities: but I will send a fire upon his cities,
and it shall devour the palaces thereof. Hosea 8:14

When the Levites made all of that "noise" God commanded that the Temple be filled with smoke (not glory but heaviness) so that the priest could not minister in the temple they imposed without God's command.
And the temple was filled with smoke from the glory of God, and from his power; 
        and no man was able to enter into the temple
        till the seven plagues of the seven angels were fulfilled. Re.15:8
The elders are the Christ-ordained LEADERS in a congregation: amassing a group of ACU people trained to go out and be chanellers to FACILITATE the demise of the Conservatives and calling them LEADERS leaves you out over a pit of fire if you cannot find your ROLE in Ephesians 4.

Well, you KNEW before you started that according to some patterns 'you can loose up to half of your audience and make it up by sucking in the senseless looking for the latest venue. A godly person would STOP the moment he saw that he was SOWING DISCORD.
   Jesus burns you if you offend JUST ONE of His lambs.

Jim Hackney: However, WE are convinced that God has called us to a mission that requires us to consider the needs and preferences of others above our own.  Leaving the two morning services unchanged while adding an instrumental service
        allows people to focus on worshipping God in their own way,
        without binding preference or tradition. 
We don't come to do worship defined by music: that is defined as IMPURE religion:

"If any one perchance thinks that we are speaking calumnies, let him take the books of the Thracian soothsayer (Orpheus the inventor of musical soothsaying), which you speak of as of divine antiquity; and he will find that we are neither cunningly inventing anything, nor seeking means to bring the holiness of the gods into ridicule, and doing so: for we shall bring forward the very verses which the son of Calliope uttered in the Greek, and published abroad in his songs to the human race through out all all ages." (Arnobius Against the Heathen, Ante-Nicene, VI, p. 499).

Gregory Nazianzen

For what they worship as true, they veil as mythical. But if these things are true, they ought not to be called myths, but to be proved not to be shameful; and if they are false, they ought not to be objects of wonder; nor ought people so inconsiderately to hold the most contrary opinions about the same thing,  as if they were playing in the market-place with boys or really ill-disposed men, not engaged in discussion with men of sense, and worshippers of the Word, though despisers of this artificial plausibility.

Nor are these Thracian orgies, from which the word Worship (threskia) is said to be derived; nor rites and mysteries of Orpheus,
        whom the Greeks admired so much for his wisdom that they devised for him a lyre which draws all things by its music.

Phoros (g5411) for'-os; from 5342; a load (as borne,) i.e. (fig.) a tax (prop. an individ. assessment on persons or property; whereas 5056 is usually a gen. toll on goods or travel): - tribute.
Laden is:
Impure Religion is:
Phortizo (g5412) for-tid'-zo; from 5414; to load up (prop. as aa vessel or animal), i.e. (fig.) to overburden with ceremony or spiritual anxiety: - lade, be heavy laden.
Threskeia (g2356) thrace-ki'-ah; from a der. of 2357; ceremonial observance: - religion, worshipping.

Let no man beguile you of your reward in a voluntary humility and worshiping of angels, intruding into those things which he hath not seen, vainly puffed up by his fleshly mind, Col.2:18  
That is called BLASPHEMY: claiming that God said something He did not. God MARKED musical performers with the LUCIFER TITLESHE was the singing and harp playing prostitute in the garden of Eden says Christ.  If God had been SMARTER in the beginning then He could have placed MUSIC as the foundation instead of His Word which is Spirit and is life.

Arnibius against Heresies Book IV: May it not happen, may it not come to pass, although you craftily conceal it, that the one should take the other's place, deluding, mocking, deceiving, and presenting the appearance of the deity invoked?

If the MAGI, who are so much akin to soothsayers, relate that, in their incantations, pretended gods steal in frequently instead of those invoked;  that some of these, moreover, are spirits of grosser substance, who pretend that they are gods, and delude the ignorant by their lies and deceit,-  why should we not similarly believe that here, too, others substitute themselves for those who are not, that they may both strengthen your superstitious beliefs, and rejoice that victims are slain in sacrifice to them under names not their own?

33. Your gods, it is recorded, dine on celestial couches, and in golden chambers, drink,
        and are at last soothed by the music of the lyre, and singing .
        You fit them with ears not easily wearied;
        and do not think it unseemly to assign to the gods
        the pleasures by which earthly bodies are supported,
                and which are sought after by ears enervated by the frivolity of an unmanly spirit.
Jim Hackney: Today we would like to invite all of you to hear how WE came to this decision. The first three weeks in June, we will host two nights of teaching about this issue and its background, followed by one evening for a question and answer, town-hall style meeting that will allow us to respond to your specific questions and provide more detailed explanations from our leadership.

WE don't get the role of the Incarnate WORD of God.  If WE could make such ANTI-biblical and ANTI-christian decisions then Jesus died in vain and you are guilty of the blood.


WE
are commanded to teach that which has been taught: Paul outlawed Doubtful Disputations or private opinions in Romans 14 which do not edify or EDUCATE.  In Romans 15 he OUTLAWED all of the musical and scenic arts and crafts which DISTURB the Mind and make PREACHING the Word by READING the Word and medititaing on it it impossible.  Unless ALL of the Bible and recorded history about religionism is WRONG the DEVIL MADE YOU DO IT.

Jim Hackney: This announcement and additional information about the overall process will be available on our website today and will be published in our bulletin this week.  And as always, you are welcome to talk to any of the Shepherds at any time.

Jim Hackney:  It has repeatedly been said from this pulpit and elsewhere that the most difficult change we will need to make will be the one inside of all of us.

The Spirit OF Christ defined rational or spiritual worship for the Church in the Wilderness.  Paul who could READ the record defined the identical form of worship which is not BODY worship (If you know what I mean).

Rational or Spiritual Worship defined absolutely in Romans 12
Romans 12:1  I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that
        YE present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God,
        which is your reasonable service.  
        tēn logikēn latreian humōn:

Your bodies cannot be involved because worship is IN THE SPIRIT or Mind:


Thu^si-a , Ion. -, h(, (thuō) prop. A.  burnt-offering, sacrifice, “en thusiēsi einaiHdt.8.99;

Latin: Romans 12.1 obsecro itaque vos fratres per misericordiam Dei ut exhibeatis corpora vestra hostiamviventemsanctam Deo placentem rationabile obsequium vestrum
Rătĭōnābĭlis , e, adj. ratio (post-Aug.; = rationalis, which is in better use), I. reasonable, rational: he pure milk of reason, id. 1 Pet. 2, 2: “sententia vera et rationabilis,
Sententĭa , ae, f. for sentientia, from sentio,
I. a way of thinking, opinion, judgment, sentiment; a purpose, determination, decision, will, etc.
I. Transf., of words, discourse, etc., sense, meaning, signification, idea, notion, etc.
1. In gen., a thought expressed in words; a sentence, period: dum de singulis sententiis breviter disputo

Greek rational worship demands:

logi^k-os , ē, on, (logos)
A. of or for speaking or speech, merē l. the organs of speech, Plu.Cor.38:
logikē, , speech, Opposite. mousikē, Opposite phantasia expressed in speech,
II. possessed of reason, intellectual, “merosTi.Locr.99e, al.; “to l. zōon   
        dianoētikai, Mind Opposite. ēthikai, Arist.EN1108b9.
        And:
        Ethi^k-os , A. ēthos11) moral, Opposite. dianoētikos, Arist.EN1103a5,
        al.; ta ēthika a treatise on morals,
2. dialectical, argumentative, hoi l. dialogoi
    logical, l. sullogismoi, Opposite. rhētorikoi, Rh.1355a13.
    peri logikōn
title of work,
Opposite to phusikon, to ēthikon,
Romans 12:2 And be not conformed to this world:
        but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind,
        that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.
Example:
2 Cor 3:18
But we all, with open face beholding as in a glass the glory of the Lord,    
        re changed into the same image from glory to glory,  
        even as by the Spirit of the Lord.
2Corinthians 4:16 For which cause we faint not; but though our outward man perish,
        yet the inward man is renewed day by day.
2Corinthians 4:17 For our light affliction, which is but for a moment,
        worketh for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory;
2Corinthians 4:18 While we look not at the things which are seen,
        but at the things which are not seen:
        for the things which are seen are temporal;
        but the things which are not seen are eternal.
Example:
Titus 3:5 Not by works of righteousness which we have done,
        but according to his mercy he saved us,
        by the washing of regeneration, and renewing of the holy spirit (Our's)
Jim Hackney:  That is the extremely difficult change that requires us to put others above ourselves and be willing to do whatever it takes to reach people who otherwise will spend eternity separated from God.  We challenge you, as we have challenged ourselves, to make this change a priority in your lives. We also ask you to have an open mind and soft heart as you consider these things and we beg for your patience, trust and support as we grow together.

NO: Paul commanded NO private opinions or preferencesThe ONLY thing to be done in A Church of Christ or A School of Christ is edification which means EDUCATION.  People who attend a Chemistry class do not have to undergo discomfort by paying the professor who substitues a CCM band as in Rock and Roll.  Jesus died to give them REST: they do not have to give up their REST from the hypocritic arts and crafst by IMPOSING arts and crafts.  Perhaps the preacher should forgo his salary for the COMFORT of those who are no under the LAW of laying by in story to support performers who disgust more than edify.


This is the PSYCHOLOGICAL VIOLENCE practiced and programmed by the ACU wrecking crew. The claim is that "YOU are just petty, self nothings if YOU take the liberty to associate with and finance a Church of Christ which CANNOT use instruments because it is EXTRA-Christian."  YOU will just have to suffer so that WE who want to leer and lust over musical performers (always marked).

If YOU question this MOVE OF GOD by His Anointeds then YOU will be guilty of letting them spend eternity in Hell.

In Fact, ALL of the MUSICAL discorders in Scripture are connected with the ETERNAL FIRES.  Jesus said that the IDENTIFYING MARK of God driving His enemies into hell with be wind, string and percussion instruments. These, according to Christ were brought with the serpent or Singing and harp-playing prostitute when he/she was CAST AS PROFANE (that praise word) into the garden of Eden.  See Isaiah 30 where Christ CONSIGNS the religious musicians and discorders into HELL.


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Jim Hackney: We know that there will be many questions and we are committed to answering them. We have scheduled three Sunday evenings that will deal directly with many of the questions that you might have. On June 2nd we will talk about the scriptural aspect, on June 9th we’ll talk about the historical aspect. On June 23rd (moved from June 16th because of Father's Day) we’ll have a town-hall type meeting specifically addressing any questions that have been submitted.

Paul says that this is VIOLATING THE DIRECT COMMANDS OF CHRIST:  The only questions allowed in the Synagogue was to explain by translating the text: That which is WRITTEN for our  learning.  Doubtful Disputations and the need to explain why you are intentionally sowing discord are NOT permitted in A Church of Christ.

The ONCE Christian Bible colleges have manufactured a whole new class of KINGS SET OVER US: They forget, Christ gave the elders as Pastor-Teachers commanded to "teach that which has been taught."

In the olden Church of Christ, the FINANCERS agreed to HIRE a HIRELING because the Elders were not APT.  Those who HIRE a person with no role and no dole get the AUTHORITY to decide what the HIRELING does for them and not TO them. The definition of the Serpent involves enchanting music which allows him/her/it to slither into the control tower.

Because modern elders are NOT APT to do the job, the preacher, in the words of Rubel Shelly are BEST suited to be THE teacher by virtue of his training and charisma probably meaning 'they learned me how to be a sophist (speaker, singer, instrument player) in the School of Drama:
Disputing (1261) (dialogismos from diá. Disputing” implies a questioning mind and suggests an arrogant attitude by those who assume they’re always right. Arguing with others in the body of Christ is disruptive.

Dialogismos is used 11 times in the Septuagint (LXX) (Ps 40:5, 56:5, 92:5, 94:11, 139:2, 139:20, 146:4, Isa 59:7, Jer 4:14, Lam 3:60-61) Dialogismos often means the perverse, vain thinking which contemplates destruction (Ps. 94:11), and is turned against God (Jer. 4:14; Isa. 59:7) and against the godly (Ps. 56:5).
But WE gonna ASK the questions and WE gonna answer the questions.

WE have put together a list of questions and answers that may help, you can read those by clicking here. Be sure and check back regularly as we will be adding additional questions/answers.

If you have a question that isn’t addressed on this list you can submit a question by clicking here.


If you would like to meet with someone to talk about this change you can click here to let us know and we’ll get with you to schedule a time to meet.


WE
ask for YOUR prayers and support as we strive to become a church that connects people to God.

Paul silenced the males who might bring on wrath or orgy meaning musical madness.  He silenced the women who would almost ALWAYS be the ones (whatever the sex) who could stand before an audience and claim to "lead them into the presence of God."  Standing in the Holy Place based on the Levite Soothsayers. They REASON dear Bible-Ignorer is because:

1Timothy 2:5 For there is one God,
        and one mediator between God and men,
        the man Christ Jesus;


I will respond to all of the RATIONALE and show from Scripture that no one could be that ignorant. And if a preacher was so ignorant he would probably not be so ethically distorted. The answer is easy. 
HISTORY: THE DEVIL MADE THEM DO IT.

"In pagan traditions, musical instruments are invented by gods or demi-gods, such as titans. In the Bible, credit is assigned to antediluvian patriarchs, for example, the descendants of Cain in Genesis 4:21. There is no other biblical tradition about the invention of musical instruments." (Freedman, David Noel, Bible Review, Summer 1985, p. 51). (Proof Here).

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Conrad L'Heureux demonstrated that the marzeah, or symposium (feast, gathering, banquet, assembly) of El that is found in the Rephaim Texts of Ugarit "must be a reflex in the divine world of the symposium celebrated by the members of the earthly marzeah of El...each guild apparently had a divine patron."42 The heavenly marzeah had participants called rp'm, which we also find in the earthly marzeah, e.g., "May Krt be greatly exalted among the rp'm of the earth...the rp'm constitute an aristocracy of which the Canaanite kings were a part."43 Moses, and the prophets following him were proclaimed as "Speakers for Yahweh," showing the people that "they are sent from the divine king, the suzerain of treaties, to reprove and to pronounce judgment upon Israel..."44

Note 42: Conrad L'Heureux, "The Ugaritic and Biblical Rephaim," Harvard Theological Review, 67(1974): 270-271.

Note 43. Conrad L'Heureux, Rephaim, 271. Cf. 272, footnote 25, the authority of El is ordinarily exercised through the younger generation of gods whom we could call the executive deities. It is also possible to understand the term rp'm as "the assembly of the gods." The entire premise of Jacobsen's article "Primitive Democracy," is that the groups and assemblies on earth reflected what the gods had done in heaven.

This was called "prophesying" by those who "made self a prophet." David made his warrior musicians into PROPHESIERS which means ot make war or make sorcery and never make spirituall Word. The Israelites had been abandoned ot Dionysus or Bacchus "worship of the starry host" because of musical idolatry at Mount Sinai. God heard that as a prayer and answered them.  Therefore, when you lift prooftexts out of the Monarchy, king, temple and sacrificial system you are restoring the Abomination of Desolation which featured Zeus and Dionysus (new wineskin god) in the Temple. This ultimately, like the word PSALM and PSALMOS is Egyptian-Greek and not faithful Israelites:

Aristophanes' Lysistrata:

Call upon Bacchus, afire with his Maenades [mad women];
Call upon Zeus in the
lightning arrayed;
Call on his
queen, ever blessed, adorable;
Call on the holy, infallible Witnesses,
Call them to witness the peace and the harmony,
This which divine Aphrodite has made.

Allala! Lalla! Lallala! Lallala!
Whoop for victory, Lallalalae!
Evoi!  Evoi!  Lallala, Lallala!
Evae!  Evae!  Lallalalae.

The word lelein is fundamentally an onomatopoetic one, meaning, as Thayer's Lexicon puts it, to go 'la-la'.  The Greeks shouted 'alala' both in worship and in war, and personified Alala as a deity (Pindar, Fr. 208 [78]; Plutarch 2.3496).  It was this same repetitive and meaningless syllabification in pagan prayers which Jesus described: 'for they think they shall be heard for their much speaking' (Matthew 6:7)

1Corinthians 13:1 Though I speak with the tongues
        of men and of angels,               (condemned)
        and have not charity, (Grace)   (condemned)
        I am become as sounding brass, or a tinkling cymbal. [necessarily condemned]

This is not speaking as in the command to SPEAK one to another to teach and comfort. Sounding brass and tinkling cymbals here are identifying marks of people who have NO LOVE. Even if they COULD speak all of the languages in the world there would be no love. The command is to SPEAK or LOGOS the Word of Christ which is the opposite of rhetoric, singing or playing instruments. Speaking in the tongues of angels was IN FACT making music in tongues.  Tongues and Instruments INTEND to lull people to sleep with THE LOCUSTS OF REVELATION.

La^l-eō, Mark of the Locusts II.  chatter, Opposite. articulate speech, as of locusts, chirp, Theoc.5.34; mesēmbrias lalein tettix (sc. eimi), a very grasshopper to chirp at midday,  III.  of musical sounds, “aulō [flute] laleōTheoc.20.29; “di'aulou [flute] ē salpiggos l.”[trumpet] Arist. Aud.801a29; of Echomagadin lalein sound the magadis,  [double flute]

Aggelos ,
A. messenger, envoy, Il.2.26, etc.; “di' aggelōn homileein tiniHdt.5.92.z, cf. SIG229.25 (Erythrae):— prov., Arabios a., of a loquacious person, Men.32.
Lactantois Chapter XVII.-That Astrology, Soothsaying, and Similar Arts are the Invention of Demons.

These were the inventors of astrology, and soothsaying, and divination, and those productions which are called oracles, and necromancy, and the art of magic, and whatever evil practices besides these men exercise, either openly or in secret. Now all these things are false of themselves, as the Erythraean Sibyl testifies:-

"Since all these things are erroneous,
Which foolish men search after day by day."
Moreover, these impure and wandering spirits, that they may throw all things into confusion,
and overspread the minds of men with errors,
interweave and mingle false things with true

For they themselves feigned that there are many heavenly beings, and one king of all, Jupiter; because there are many spirits of angels in heaven, and one Parent and Lord of all, God.

But they have concealed the truth under false names, and withdrawn it from sight.

2. generally, one that announces or tells, e.g. of birds of augury, Il.24.292,296; Mousōn aggelos, of a poet,“aggelon glōssan logōn E.Supp.203; “aisthēsis hēmin a.Plot.5.3.3; neut. pl., “aggela nikēsNonn.D.34.226.
4. In later philos., semi-divine being, hēliakoi a.Jul.Or.4.141b,  “a. kai arkhaggeloi”  also in mystical and magical writings, aggela nikēs
nik-ēi_, II. pr. n., Nike, the goddess of victory, Hes.Th.384, cf. Pi.I.2.26, etc.; “Nikē Athana PoliasS.Ph.134, cf. E. Ion457 (lyr.), 1529.

New patterns of Christian worship appear to have been more difficult for women to adopt than men, as they had not known the dignified rite of Apollo or Zeus.  For the most part, their religious expression had been accompanied by extravagances of every sort.  We may quote Iamblichus again:

We affirm, accordingly, not only that the shoutings and choric songs are sacred to the gods, each and all of them, as being peculiarly their own, but likewise that there is a kindred relationship between them in their proper order . . . and the peculiar usages of Sabazian [Jewish] worship make ready for the Bacchic enthusiasm, the purifying of souls, and deliverances from old incriminations, their respective inspirations are, accordingly, different in every important particular.

Thou seemest to think that those who are enrapt by the Mother of the gods are males, for thou callest them, accordingly, 'Metrizontes' yet that is not true, for the 'Metrizontesae' are chiefly women (op cit., pp. 121-123 

Such women must learn that they were purified not through shouting but through the blood of Christ and through the washing of the water of the Word.

"Long before Israel's existence, we find in Akkadian tablets the word halhallatu for 'double clarinet,' and we have many ancient representations of this instruments... Extremely popular for SECULAR purposes, the clarinet was played at WEDDINGS, BANQUETS, and FUNERAL. At funerals it served as accompaniment to the customary WAILING women; this is the meaning of Matt. 9:23. The chief characteristics of the clarinet were: popularity, juxtaposition with hand drum and lyre, expression of extreme emotionalism, and symbolic meaning of FERTILITY and RESURRECTION." (Int. Std. Bible Dict., p. 472).

APOLLO IS ABADDON OR APOLLYON: HIS MUSICAL WORSHIP TEAM WERE FEMALES RECOGNIZED AS DIRTY ADULTERERS.  HE HAS LANDED.



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